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Vegan Tempeh Taco Meat
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Vegan Tempeh Taco Meat

This super high protein tempeh vegan taco meat is literally THE BEST! It is packed with flavor, and makes for the best taco Tuesdays!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, protein
Cuisine: American, Mexican, vegan
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 oz Tempeh
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup water


  • Start by breaking the tempeh with your hands into little crumbs or grind it using a food processor.
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add in the tempeh crumbles with the spices, stir and let it brown for 4-5 minutes, making sure to stir from time to time.
  • Add in the water. Stir everything in and let it cook for 7-10 more minutes or until the water gets absorbed.
  • Enjoy this vegan Tempeh taco meat in tacos, burritos, tostadas, salad, fajitas, or enchiladas!!