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Tofu Tacos

Can you make taco meat with tofu? Yes! These easy tofu tacos are a delicious meatless recipe that is so easy to make.

tofu tacos in a taco stand

Mexican meals are one of my favorite dinners since I became a vegetarian.

There are endless options like mexican rice casserole, vegetarian enchiladas, and burrito bowls.

These tofu tacos are another great meatless dinner that comes together in a flash.

If you haven’t made tofu taco crumbles before, don’t be afraid! This method is so easy that anyone can make it, whether or not you are a tofu newbie.

These smoky browned tofu crumbles are simply delicious and make the perfect meat substitute. Serve these on any kind of taco with your favorite toppings!

spatula taking tofu taco crumbles from the pan

Ingredients to make tofu tacos

  • extra firm tofu: drained and patted dry. No pressing necessary!
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • taco seasoning
  • soft or hard tacos
  • toppings of choice: sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes, etc
ingredients needed to make tofu taco meat

How to make tofu taco meat

Step 1: Drain the extra firm tofu and pat it dry. There is no need to press it.

Step 2: Heat the oil and soy sauce in a skillet. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into the skillet, leaving some larger pieces for texture.

Sprinkle the taco seasoning packet over the crumbled tofu.

Step 3: Saute the tofu taco crumbles on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until browned and crispy on the edges.

Let the tofu sit in 2-3 minute increments throughout the cooktime without stirring in order for it to brown and get those yummy crispy bits.

That’s it! It’s really such a cinch to throw together and so flavorful. We serve these family style so that everyone can build their toppings of choice.Tof

Topping Ideas

tofu taco topped with sour cream, cilantro, and tomatoes

This was such an easy recipe to throw together for taco night and everyone loved it!

While I sometimes buy the meatless crumbles from the grocery store, this tofu taco meat was quite a nice change.

Tip: I prefer to use the taco seasoning packets vs making my own taco seasoning as I find it makes it taste more “authentic.”

If you have a great taco seasoning recipe you could also use that!

tofu tacos in a taco stand

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tofu taco topped with sour cream, cilantro, and tomatoes

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More ways to use tofu taco meat

  • Enchiladas: Roll this tofu meat up inside flour tortillas, top with enchilada sauce and shredded mexican cheese and bake at 350 until bubbly and melted.
  • Tofu Nachos: Serve this up with tortilla chips covered in tofu crumbles, melted gooey cheese, and all the fixins on top
  • Burrito Bowls: make a burrito bowl with rice or cilantro lime cauliflower rice, fajita veggies, guac, and any other toppings of choice!
tofu tacos in a taco stand

Try this tofu taco meat the next time you need a quick dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! Gluten free, vegetarian or vegan friendly, and so yummy.

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Yield: 4 servings

Tofu Tacos

tofu tacos in a taco stand

These tofu tacos with homemade tofu taco meat are a delicious meatless meal ready in under 30 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Soft or hard taco shells

For the tofu taco meat

  • 14 oz extra firm tofu, drained and patted dry (no need to press it)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 packet (1 oz) taco seasoning

Topping ideas

  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • tomatoes
  • pice de gallo
  • salsa
  • avocado slices
  • guacamole
  • fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil and soy sauce in a large skillet
  2. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into the skillet. Leave some larger pieces for texture. 
  3. Sprinkle the taco seasoning packet over the tofu
  4. Saute on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until browned and crispy on the edges. Let the tofu sit in 2-3 minute increments throughout the cookstime without stirring in order for it to brown. 
  5. Serve on soft taco shells with veggies and toppings of choice

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

Nutritional information is for the tofu crumbles, and does not include the toppings or taco shell

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