Meatless Ground Beef style Tacos made with Tempeh

Everything about this taco meat is like the real thing - texture, taste, and look. Made with Tempeh, taco spice, and chopped vegetables, this taco meat will fool your most committed meat eater. This is easy to do and delicious. If you are vegan vegetarian you do not have to give up tacos!

Tempeh is a great meat alternative and full of nutrients as well. When I check out at the market with tempeh the checker oftens asks "What do you do with that???". I explain that we make hamburgers, tacos, sloppy joes, and many other things with it. A look of "how?" appears on their face.

Below is the process of turning tempeh into great taco meat. Top with what you like!

Shopping List

1 8oz package Organic Tempeh
1 package Taco Spice
1 onion (sweet or yellow)
serranos or jalepeno peppers (optional)
oil (I prefer grapeseed)


1. Cut Tempeh in half and begin slicing lengthwise in small slices. Next, cut tempeh widthwise. Use hands and crumble further.

2. dice onions and peppers

3. Begin heating pan with 3 Tbs. oil

4. When oil is hot put tempeh and vegetables in the pan and fry. Fry until golden brown

5. Add taco spice and 1/2 cup water and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.



  1. Three cheers for tempeh! Much like seitan, it really doesn't get the love or attention it deserves, so I'm always happy to find a new recipe to add to my arsenal.

  2. I recently diced up some Trader Joe's Tempeh that I bought a while back. Yours looks so much better! I really need to get some more and try these suggestions!

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