Easy Vegan Taco Meat


This is our go-to taco meat! It’s quick and easy to throw together, making it perfect for Taco Tuesday. All you need to do is to throw together a spice blend and add it to a saucepan with oil and vegan ground beef, then stir and heat until fully cooked. Yes, it’s that easy.

This is the perfect addition to these loaded nachos with:

tortilla chips

cashew queso

black beans

cashew cream

chopped tomatoes



and fresh cilantro!

Easy Vegan Taco Meat

Taco Tuesday is a tradition in our family – we make this taco meat at least once a week! Use your favorite vegan ground "beef" for this recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 servings


Spice Blend

  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika can sub smoked paprika if desired
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

For sautéing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz vegan ground beef


Make the spice blend

  • Combine all ingredients for the spice blend in a small bowl.


  • Add the oil to a saucepan over low-medium heat.
  • Add the vegan ground beef to the saucepan and begin to cook.
  • Sprinkle the spice blend overtop and stir until combined. Add water, as needed, to fully mix in the spice blend and keep the "beef" from sticking.
  • Sauté until the vegan beef is completely cooked (time needed will depend on the brand).
  • Serve! We love this on nachos, in tacos, or in a taco salad.

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