Vegetarian Taco Filling

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I’m bringing back an oldie but a goodie today. A couple years ago I created this recipe for a company that I was writing for…since I was never paid for it and no longer write for them (I don’t even know if they’re still around?), I decided it’s okay for me to share it….it is MY recipe after all, right? 🙂


I’ll get this converted over to my Recipage at some point but I’m currently locked out of my Recipage account since I had to get the hard drive replaced on my computer, don’t remember my login and the site doesn’t seem to be working when I try and figure it out. Womp womp. But I didn’t want to keep pushing back this post….so you get it like this and I’ll update it once things get figured out. HA!

I may be vegetarian, but I love delicious (and healthy) foods.  And like many others, I love Mexican inspired meals like tacos, burritos and quesadillas.


When my dad brought up having tacos for dinner, I knew I was going to have to find a vegetarian friendly taco filling for me.  While there’s always the easy go-to of black beans, I wanted something more and the idea of breaking out the slow cooker to make one of my favorite fillings wasn’t in the cards for today.  I needed something that was relatively quick and easy but still super delicious.


Turns out, even my meat-eating and loving parents enjoyed a taco with vegetarian filling!  I highly recommend making this your new go-to whether you’re looking for a vegetarian friendly taco filling or a healthy alternative to your usual meat filling.


Healthy Tempeh Tacos




-1 small onion, diced

-1 clove garlic, diced

-1 brick tempeh (8oz)

-1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained

-1/2-1 tsp chili powder (add more to taste)

-1/2-1 tsp cumin (add more to taste)

-salt & pepper (to taste)

-1/4 cup water




Begin by sautéing the onion and garlic in olive oil.  While they sauté, break up the tempeh into small pieces; add to the pan along with the black beans.  Let the mixture sauté for a few minutes and add your spices.  Once the spices are distributed evenly, add 1/4 water and cook until no water remains (this should only take a minute or two); remove from heat.


Now comes the important part – make your tacos and don’t forget to add your favorite fillings.


I topped mine with lettuce, olives and my dad’s homemade salsa.  Delicious!


Are you a taco fan?

What are your favorite taco fillings?

It’s WIAW!

8 thoughts on “Vegetarian Taco Filling

    1. Katie Post author

      🙁 awwww…well, I need to come up with a taco filling that is vegetarian and Brittany (& katie!) friendly!

  1. Tina Muir

    Awesome! Have never tried tempeh, but have been very curious about it for its properties to help me recover from my training. Will have to give this a go! Thanks 🙂 Oh and yes I love tacos 😛

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