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Tofu Taco Meat


4 Servings

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

45 Minutes

Total Time:

50 Minutes

From a boring block of soy to a delicious crumbly taco 'meat', this recipe from Sweet Simple Vegan will blow your mind.


  • 1 14-ounce package firm tofu

  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce

  • 3 tablespoons tamari

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano


Preheat the oven to 400ºF and prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Open the package of tofu and drain out the excess liquid. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into a medium bowl. Add in all of the remaining ingredients (onion, garlic, tomato sauce, tamari, apple cider vinegar, oil, nutritional yeast, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, black pepper and oregano) and mix through until well-combined. Transfer the tofu mixture (and all of the liquid) to your baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it out into a single layer. Bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until golden. Serve your taco meat as desired and enjoy!

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