My family looooves tacos. I think there is something special about sitting down to a table filled with bowls of toppings, where no matter how young or old you are, you get to create the perfect taco with JUST the right toppings. This is where I am quite boring. I like lettuce, tomatoes and onions. That’s it. I will always have one hard shell, and one soft burrito shell. It’s the perfect blend of spicy flavor mixed with my business as usual self.
Just a couple weeks ago my husband mentioned that he really missed tacos. You see – before I adapted the vegan diet – traditional meaty tacos were a main staple in our house. Since “the change” we have tried a couple of variations, but lets be real…sweet potatoes and black beans are delicious, yes, but they aren’t tricking any meat eater.
I was already thinking I would work tacos into our upcoming menu, but when I saw that Publix had their Campari tomatoes BOGO – it was like a sign from above. Yummy delicious tomatoes that smell like a garden in your fridge? Yes please! Well I couldn’t think of a better use for them other than atop of my vegan taco! Challenge accepted.
This recipe is super simple, and it actually has a texture similar to ground beef. With just 4 ingredients, very little prep and my husbands stamp of approval – this is sure to become a main staple in our home once again.
This recipe will feed 4 – 6 taco eaters, so you can either half the recipe or store leftovers in your fridge for up to 4 days. We had a non vegan friend over for dinner and she took home the leftovers to add to some leftover pasta sauce she had. I wouldn’t have thought to use it in sauce, but I certainly am going to try it now! Enjoy these suspiciously meaty tacos and let me know what you think!