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Tempeh Tacos


"Taco 'meat' using tempeh. Serve in taco shells or fajitas. Or, if you're watching carbs, serve with a salad."
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30 m servings 199 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Heat oil in skillet on medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes; add garlic and continue to cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir grated tempeh into onion mixture; cook and stir until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour vegetable broth over the tempeh mixture and reduce heat to low; season with taco seasoning, oregano, and ground red pepper. Cook, stirring regularly, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 199 calories; 13 g fat; 11.4 g carbohydrates; 10.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 392 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Absolutely LOVE these as a meatless alternative to tacos! I didn't have any taco seasoning (although I scoured my cabinets) so I used some cumin and other spices for a homemade seasoning. My gr...

I've made this a few times with several variations . I recommend steaming the tempeh for 10 minutes before cooking. This opens it up to absorb more favors. I add some tri color peppers and jala...

This was the recipe I used the first time I ever attempted cooking tempeh. It came out looking exactly like ground beef! It was delicious and I'm really excited to try other tempeh recipes! Than...

Wonderful recipe! I used non-seasoned tempeh and thought that there was plenty of flavor. For the taco seasoning, I used two tablespoons of the Taco Seasoning I recipe on this website. I also th...

I changed a lot of it. Used beef bouillon rather than veg broth, fajita seasoning rather than taco. Kept the onions and garlic but added avocado and greens rather than red pepper. I think you ca...

Great recipe, simple and easy but healthful and tasty. I made a chipotle lime sauce with sour cream, lime juice and chipotle powder to go with it and served it with green onions and chopped grap...

Delicious! Filled corn tortillas with this tempeh mixture and homemade salsa...sooo good! Would have loved to top with guacamole if I had an avacado.