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Vegan Taco Meat

Vegan Taco Meat

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy vegan taco meat requires only 10 minutes of cook time and makes 4 – 6 servings!




  1. Add all ingredients to a large sauté pan or skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir to combine.
  2. Continue stirring until the majority of the liquid has evaporated. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring often, until the remaining liquid evaporates. There should be no liquid running to either side of the pan when you tilt it. The total cook time from start to finish should take between 10 – 12 minutes for all of the liquid to evaporate.


*Vegan Beef Crumbles: If you plan on using vegan beef crumbles instead of textured vegetable protein for this recipe, then make sure you get the unseasoned kind. You may also want to reduce the water to 1 cup instead of 2. The water is used in this recipe to rehydrate the textured vegetable protein and allow the seasoning to give the textured vegetable protein flavor while simmering.

**Finely Crushed Tomatoes: Not all crushed tomatoes are finely crushed. If your crushed tomatoes are too chunky, add them to a food processor or blender and pulse until the chunks are much smaller in size. I prefer to buy the crushed tomatoes by the brand Cento because they’re already finely crushed, almost pureed.

***Taco Seasoning: I recommend using a low sodium taco seasoning if possible. Be sure to read the ingredients to make sure it’s vegan and gluten-free, if preferred.

****Tamari/Dark Soy Sauce: Feel free to use regular tamari or dark soy sauce if you don’t have Celiac disease. I just wanted to specify to get gluten-free tamari or dark soy sauce in case anyone with a gluten allergy wants to make this recipe.

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes