Smokey Tempeh Tacos (Vegan) Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes
👩🍳Cook Time: 15 minutes
(1) 8oz package of tempeh
1 small yellow onion
½ teaspoon of kosher salt
1 small jalapeno, small diced (seeds and ribs removed)
½ cup (65 grams) of chopped pecans
2½ teaspoons of chili powder
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon of oregano
½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
1 tablespoon of tamari
½ cup of chunky salsa
½ teaspoon of liquid smoke
The juice from ½ a lime
6-8 of your favorite tortillas
1Finely chop your tempeh and set aside. You can do this by hand with a knife or break the tempeh up into chunks and pulse it in a food processor (not a blender).
2In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté your onions in 2 tablespoons of water sprinkled with salt until soft, translucent, and slightly golden. This will take about 7 minutes. Add more water, one tablespoon at a time, if the onions begin to dry out.
3Add the jalapeño, pecans, all the spices, sugar, chopped tempeh, and ¾ cup of water to the pan. Stir until well blended and cook for 5 more minutes adding water, one tablespoon at a time, if the sauce begins to dry out.
4Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the tamari and salsa. Cook for 3 more minutes until you have a rich meaty sauce.
5Finish with liquid smoke and lime juice, adding salt and pepper to taste.
6To assemble the tacos, place a leaf of lettuce over your favorite tortilla, spoon the vegan taco meat on top and garnish as desired.
7NOTES: Enjoy with all your favorite toppings and a side of sweet lime slaw!
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