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4 Ways to Try Tempeh

Tempeh Tacos

Tempeh mixed with Mexican spices is ideal for taco night. Get as creative as you like with the toppings.

Makes four servings

For the tempeh filling:
• 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
• 1 tsp. minced garlic
• 1 14-ounce package of tempeh, crumbled
• 1 tsp. ground chili powder
• 1 tsp. ground cumin
• 1 cup tomato juice

Other taco makings:
• 8 corn tortillas
• Shredded cabbage
• Diced tomato
• Sliced avocado
• Sliced radishes
• Salsa, cilantro, other toppings
• Shredded cheddar or crumbled Queso Fresco cheese

Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about two minutes. Add the tempeh, chili powder and cumin. Cook until the tempeh has started to brown, about three minutes. Add the tomato juice and simmer for about five minutes. Remove from heat.

Heat tortillas wrapped in foil in a 300-degree oven for about five minutes to soften (this makes them easier to fold without cracking). Place a couple of tablespoons of the tempeh onto each tortilla. Top with remaining ingredients of your choice. Fold tortilla, and enjoy!

Image Credit: Wonderyort via Flickr

More Tempeh Recipes:
Tempeh Fakin’ Bacon
Tempeh Dinner Salad
Tempeh Teriyaki
Tossed Tempeh Salad

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6:46PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Thanks for the recipes.

11:45AM PDT on May 26, 2013


5:58AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Love this stuff!

8:22PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

Thank you Katie!

7:52PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Thank you so much, I'm very open to trying this and can honestly say I never have, wasn't even sure how to give it a shot. Now I know!!!!!! :)

5:15PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Great yums!

12:29AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Recipe looks great, and I like the idea of, 'Just crumble tempeh, season with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder and fry in oil until crispy - even the most skeptical carnivores will love it.'. Thanks Magdalena R.!

12:56AM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

I love these ideas

11:35AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

Just crumble tempeh, season with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder and fry in oil until crispy - even the most skeptical carnivores will love it.

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