Monday, April 12, 2010

Meatless Monday: Tacos

This week's meal is tacos.

You can start by mixing together some of your favorite taco seasonings, or use a packet like this:

Mix the seasonings with about a cup of water in your skillet. I know the packet says less water than that, but I think at least a cup is better when working with meatless veggie crumbles. You can add more as you go if it looks like it needs more.

I heat up the water and seasonings and then add the meatless crumbles. Don't cook the crumbles too long. Just heat them up. You can use any brand of veggie crumbles you like.

These are my favorite:

We also often use these:

There are many brands to choose from. They're all great.

I recommend breaking it up with your hands while it's still in the package, then dumping it all in the pan with the water and seasonings. It's frozen so you just want to break up the big frozen pieces.

I also like to add green chiles at this stage. If you like it hotter, you can add jalapenos or whatever hot pepper you like.

This is what it looks like when it's cooked:

You can use any kind of taco shells that you like. Scoop the cooked veggie crumbles into the shells and add cheese on top. This time I added a mix of cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese. The pepper jack cheese is a great way to add extra flavor.  

I cook them in our toaster oven. It saves electricity and they come out great.

Cook them until the cheese melts:

Then add whatever taco toppings you like. Lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream, gaucamole, etc.

I really hope you try these tacos. Even if you are not vegetarian, I think you may make the switch to these after trying them. Many of my meat eating family members have.


  1. YUM! Those look delicious! Now you have me hungry for Mexican food. :)

  2. Those look really tasty! Nicely done :-)

  3. Great job! We use MorningStar fake meat. Love it. I use it for taco soup and chili.

  4. I am a huge fan of tacos but Im a little weary of the meatless kind! It looks yummy enough though. I love your meatless Monday posts! I am still trying to find new ways to go meatless :)

  5. ok - those look super YUM and I am a HUGE fan of meat- might have to try it!!

  6. YUMMY! I've used those "meat" crumbles in spaghetti and really like them. I've really got to get on this Meatless Monday bandwagon!