Meat Lover’s Beefy Vegan Tacos

Meat Lover’s Beefy Vegan Tacos
In celebration of the world’s most famous weekly holiday—Taco Tuesday—I’m sharing a delicious vegan taco recipe! There are infinite ways to make vegan tacos—you can use tofu, jackfruit, seitan, tempeh, lentils, mushrooms, fajita veggies, and beyond.
Without further ado, enjoy the recipe!
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Beefy Vegan Tacos

  • Author: Greg Hicks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


If you’ve been looking for the ultimate meaty vegan tacos, these are it! Filling and packed with flavor while simultaneously ticking your 5 A Day boxes. Add any extra veggies you wish and we dare you to try and eat just two. Hint: Not easy!


  • soft tortillas or crunchy taco shells (your pick!)

For the vegan taco meat

  • 24 oz of vegan ground beef (two packages)
  • 16 oz of plain tomato sauce (2 small cans)
  • 2 oz of vegan Worcestershire sauce (watch out for anchovies!)
  • 1 tablespoon of Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Tabasco (5 drops, optional)

Taco toppings (Optional)

  • lettuce or cabbage, shredded
  • onion, finely diced
  • jalapeño, finely diced
  • tomatoes, diced
  • avocado, sliced
  • vegan cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salsa


  1. Over medium heat, add vegan beefy crumbles, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, basil, garlic powder, oregano, and Tabasco (optional). If the mixture appears very thick and dry, add a splash of water.
  2. Cook covered for 5 minutes. Then uncover and allow to simmer until moist but not liquidy.
  3. Heat soft tortillas or taco shells, assemble the vegan tacos with your favorite fixings, and enjoy!

Keywords: vegan ground beef, vegan tacos, meaty tacos, vegan tortillas, meaty vegan dish, Mexican vegan recipe, tacos

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The Ultimate Family Dinner!

This version is for the die-hard meat lovers out there. Just a few months ago, that was me. So if you’re someone who can do without all the veggies and tofu, and want the base of your taco to be a hearty, flavorful beefy crumble—I hear you.
These are the ultimate comfort tacos and are a great staple for family dinners. You can whip up a big batch of this flavorful vegan beef in no time and have it on hand for all your taco needs throughout the week (if you don’t demolish it all on the first night, that is).

Tacos or Burritos?

This filling is so crazy good, you could easily use it for so many other preparations! This meaty and tasty filling would be perfect burrito base, right? Add some remain, rice, and guacamole and you have yourself a fully loaded burrito. But what’s the advantage of turning this recipe into a burrito? Well, it makes them a lot more transportable if you’re someone who’s constantly on the go or if you’d like to organize a vegan Mexican picnic.
Another advantage of burritos is that you can pack way more veggies in it, which is always a good idea when it comes to those picky little ones. Try it! You can even try to make your own homemade tortillas at home!


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Meat Lovers Vegan Tacos recipe by Greg Hicks. Photos by Zhoro Apostolov for World of Vegan. Article edited by Amanda Meth. Recipe and photographs copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Please note that this article contains affiliate links which support our work at World of Vegan!  

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  1. Amanda · Edit

    These tacos are so easy to make and so delicious! The seasoning works great with tofu, too.

  2. Taco perfection!! Such a great weeknight dinner for the family. I also love this with crumbled tofu instead of vegan beef crumble 🙂

  3. Marie H. · Edit

    Fantastically filled tacos! The seasoning is spot on. You’ll never miss the other kind. Taco Tuesdays will never be the same – in the best way possible. Make them tonight!

  4. Beatriz Buono-Core · Edit

    Meaty tacos sound amazing! I have my recipe for our next taco Tuesday 🙂

  5. Andrea · Edit

    I would totally make tacos every day if I could! Such a great recipe 🙂

  6. Janaye · Edit

    Tacos are amazing! I love how these look 🙂


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