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Beefless Tacos


Taco night never tasted so good. The rich and savory plant-based Beefless Ground is mixed with a spicy and rich tomato-based sauce, topped with shredded lettuce and Cashew Sour Cream and accompanied by a Spanish-Style Brown Rice.
  • Serves: 4 to 6
  • Active Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
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Step 1: Cooking the Beefless Ground

Cooking the Beefless Ground
  • 1 (13.8-oz) pkg Gardein Beefless Ground
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed, ground
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • water, as needed
  • 1 cup tomato purée


To cook the dish, heat a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Once hot,add oil, followed by the onions. Continue to sauté for two to three minutes, or until the onions become translucent and golden.

Next, add the garlic, cumin, paprika and dried oregano, stirring well to coat onions. Allow the spices to cook for 30 seconds or so.

Next add the Beefless Ground and allow it to cook for three to four minutes. And then add the tomato purée and tomato paste and mix thoroughly. Next, add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water (just enough to prevent sticking and/or burning), followed by the vinegar, hot sauce and agave. Allow this to cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning as needed with sea salt, pepper and more hot sauce if you desire. Remove from heat.

Step 2: Assembling & Serving the Tacos

Assembling & Serving the Tacos
  • 4 to 6 hard taco shells
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • Cashew Sour Cream
  • Spanish-Style Brown Rice


To assemble the tacos, being spooning in a generous amount of beefless mixture into the bottom of each shell followed by shredded lettuce, tomatoes and Cashew Sour Cream.

If desired, serve the tacos with Spanish-Style Brown Rice.

This beefless mix is also wonderful in burritos, on nachos, in soft tacos or toastadas.


  • Desri G
    Desri G
    Hello Do you have a recipe for the beefless ground? I would much rather learn to make from scratch rather than use processed foods?
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    HI Desri! Thank you for your question. I am attaching three links here from our recipe database. One for tempeh tacos, one for a plant-based filling and one for a raw nut based filling. Let me know how it goes! Lauren
  • Riaz M
    Riaz M
    how much salt is reccomended i add?
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Hi Riaz, in recipes like this one that indicates "salt, to taste," it's up to your preference. Add some salt, then taste the filling. Then, add some more salt if you desire. Enjoy!

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