David’s Favorite Vegan Taco Recipe

David's Favorite Vegan Taco Recipe

If you’re like us, the holidays are full of rich, mostly unhealthy food. And, if you’re like us, sometimes we need a break during the holiday season and want something healthier. Check out these amazing Vegan Tacos – we promise you won’t miss the meat!

From Shane & Simple, this recipe is made cauliflower, mushrooms, walnuts, and spices. It’s so easy to make and takes just 20 minutes. Just try it!


Choose the quantity of taco meat ingredients based on how many people you are feeding. Base the seasonings on your personal preferences. Generally speaking, one teaspoon of each works well.

Vegan Taco Meat:

Cauliflower or prepackaged riced cauliflower (look in your frozen vegetables at the supermarket)



If you don’t like mushrooms, you can add more walnuts. If you want less fat, do the opposite


Soy sauce

Chipotle chili powder

Chili powder



Onion Powder

Garlic Powder

Liquid Smoke


  • Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Roughly chop your mushrooms and toss them into a food processor with the already riced cauliflower (throw in prepacked, or if you are doing it yourself, chop your cauliflower first) and walnuts. Pulse a few times to blend.
  • Add remaining ingredients and process until it has a “ground beef” consistency and is well combined. Stop to scrape down the side if you need.
  • Transfer the vegan taco meat mixture to the skillet and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat and cook for another 10-12 minutes. Taste and season as you cook until it fits your taste.


You can use this Vegan Taco Meat in tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and chili! If you’re making nachos or quesadillas, throw this on your Big Green Egg for extra flavor.

Store leftovers for a week in the refrigerator or store in the freezer.

Recipe from Shane and Simple.