Sweet & Spicy Vegan Tacos with Pickled Onions

"Vegan Tacos with Easy Vegan Taco Meat Here's the recipe for your Friday night pleasure. These tacos are fiery and fresh, made with corn tortillas, homemade vegan queso and picked onions. It's so simple, comforting, and protein packed. I've copied the recipe below and you can find it on the blog. Enjoy and happy Friday! I hope this week felt a little lighter for you! I know it did for me."
-- @twospoons.ca

A Note from Feedfeed

These delicious vegan tacos are packed with spicy and sweet vegan taco filling, crunchy pickled red onions, spring onions, cilantro, and creamy vegan queso. The ground "beef" is flavored with onion, chili, and cayenne powder, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, and sweetened with maple syrup. Make these tacos for your next taco Tuesday and don't forget the margarita!

Check out our Vegan Tacos edited by @Drumbeets for more delicious tacos recipes like this Meatless Birria Tacos by @Eat_figs_not_pigs and Vegan Chipotle Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos by @Dishingouthealth

Check out our Vegan Hub Page for all things vegan like Vegan Snacks, Vegan Lunch, Vegan Entertaining!

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  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 12 ounces plant-based vegan ground meat substitute
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 Corn tortillas
  • Vegan Queso
  • 2 Spring onions
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • Pickled Onions, recipe below

For Pickled Onions


  • Step 1

    Thinly slice a red onion and add to clean jar. Fill with vinegar (traditional or apple cider vinegar) and a generous pinch of salt. Stir and let sit for at least 1 hour

For Tacos

  • Step 1

    In a large skillet, combine the coconut oil and the vegan ground "beef." Cook on medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it starts to brown. Then add spices: onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, soy sauce, maple syrup and pinch of sea salt. Mix together to combine until warmed and lightly browned. (5-10 mins)

  • Step 2

    Scoop the taco meat into corn tortillas and lather with spoonfuls of queso. Sprinkle with spring onions, cilantro, pickled onions, and a squeeze of lime.