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Tempeh taco on a plate topped with lettuce, salsa and dairy free sour cream.

Easy tempeh tacos

These tempeh tacos are super easy and make for a great weeknight vegan dinner. Full of protein. Learn how to cook tempeh with this beginner recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: tempeh tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

Taco fixings

Instructions

  • Take the tempeh out of the package. Grate it with a grater for a more fine texture. Or just chop it up really fine.
    1 package of tempeh
  • Add oil to a large sauté pan and heat the pan on medium heat. Add the onions and sauté them for about five minutes.
    1 tablespoon oil, ½ red onion
  • Add the tomato paste and cook it for about 30 seconds.
    1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Add in the tempeh, taco seasoning, garlic powder and vegetable broth and black beans. Turn down heat to medium low. Cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
    1 package of tempeh, 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 can black beans
  • Once you get the consistency you desire, turn off heat and serve on a tortilla with your favorite taco toppings.

Notes

This lasts five days in the fridge in a sealed container. 
This recipe freezes well. Just let it thaw out in the fridge the night before. 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy tempeh tacos
Amount per Serving
Calories
159
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Sodium
 
249
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
349
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
205
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
57
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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