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Tempeh Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday is an almost perfect creation; it' s a reasonable choice for weeknight cooking that' s fun to pronounce and universally loved. But is it lacking a bit on the alliteration? Wouldn' t it be just a little more fun, and a little tastier, if we changed it to Tempeh Taco Tuesday?
If you' re bored of beans, turn to tempeh to up your veggie taco game. Please refrain from picturing unseasoned fermented soybean chunks on a tortilla and stick with me for a minute here. In this recipe, crumbled tempeh is merely a protein–rich vehicle for your favorite taco seasoning packet. The tempeh provides more texture than beans alone and readily soaks up flavor from the seasoning. Tempeh is less processed than mock beef and cooks in a matter of a few minutes. Plus, you avoid the unpleasant smell of raw ground beef. Tempted to give Tempeh Taco Tuesday a try?



taco seasoning packet


pico de gallo or salsa
diced tomato
shredded lettuce
diced onion
black or pinto whole or refried beans
hot sauce


Heat oil on medium.

Use your hands to crumble a block of tempeh into the pan.

Add taco seasoning to taste.

Cook for a few minutes until coated and browned, stirring as needed.

Assemble tacos to your taste.

What did I use and why?

No specifics were used here; tacos have no rules.