Vegan Taco Meat Recipe – Cauliflower & Walnut Meat

Vegan Taco Meat Recipe

I love this Vegan Taco Meat Recipe made from Cauliflower and Walnuts because I can make it in batches, portion it, freeze it, and take it out for a taco salad, a taco, lettuce wraps, or burrito! I have used this recipe for a taco bar at a graduation party and the guests did not know that it wasn’t ground beef!

The images below are some ideas on how you can use it:

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Vegan Taco Meat Recipe - Cauliflower & Walnut Meat
  1. Add 2 cups of walnuts to food processor and chop until you have small particles (see picture), remove from food processor and place in mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 lb. of cauliflower florets to food processor and chop until you have small particles that are smaller than 'riced' cauliflower, (see picture), put in bowl with walnuts.
  3. Add ALL other ingredients into cauliflower/walnut mixture and mix thoroughly with your hand, squishing the mixture together until well mixed. If your mixture is not sticking together well, add another 1/2 TBSP tamari.
  4. Place mixture on a baking sheet with parchment paper, keeping it pushed together and loaf like so that it is 3/4 inch thick.
  5. Bake in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn mixture over and slightly brake apart, and then bake for an additional 15 minutes. When it comes out of the oven, it looks and tastes just like taco meat! If there seems to be too much moisture (and depends on oven temperature), you may want to break it apart a little more and bake an additional 5 minutes.
  6. A quick note on Marmite: It is readily available in the UK but difficult to find in the US. Is CAN be ordered on Amazon, I would suggest ordering more than one when you do!
    Marmite Yeast Extract
Recipe Notes

This recipe pairs well with my Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Cuban Style Black Beans Recipe

Good with this Plant Based Cheeze Sauce Recipe

Plant Based Cheese Sauce Recipe

It is also great with Avocado Hummus!

Avocado Hummus


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9 Replies to “Vegan Taco Meat Recipe – Cauliflower & Walnut Meat

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    I’m curious which spices to leave out if I just want a ground beef flavor? Any ideas?

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