Vegan Tacos with Mushrooms and Tomatillos

This taco filling with mushrooms, pieces of caramelized tomatillos, and a touch of chile de arbol tastes delicious even without the tortillas as a side dish. Stuff it into corn tortillas for a great vegan taco.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
3 servings


  • 15 tomatillos, husked and halved

  • 2 dried chile de arbol peppers

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 18 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • salt to taste

  • 9 (6 inch) corn tortillas


  • ½ onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place tomatillos on top, cut-side up.

  2. Broil in the preheated oven until tomatillos have a dark brown color and are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

  3. Toast chile de arbol peppers in a small skillet over medium heat, turning once, until starting to brown lightly in spots (don't char), about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat while tomatillos cool. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Combine 3 tomatillos and arbol chiles in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour over mushrooms in the skillet. Add remaining tomatillos with the roasting juices from the baking sheet. Mix well and cook over low heat until mushrooms have softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Season with salt.

  6. Warm corn tortillas in a skillet. Divide mushroom mixture amongst tortillas and top with chopped onion and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
14g Fat
65g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1230mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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