Simple Vegan Tacos

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3.5 cups of taco meat 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These Vegan Tacos are simple, high protein, and take under 30 minutes to make! This TVP taco meat is versatile and tastes great with any toppings.



  • 2 cups Veggie Broth 
  • 2 cups Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) 
  • 1/2 small White Onion, diced 
  • 1/2 cup Salsa of Choice 
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced 
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Maple Syrup (sub Agave) 
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • Fresh Black Pepper to taste 


  1. Boil 2 cups of Veggie Broth. Remove from heat, and add TVP to the pot. Give it a stir, cover with a lid, and let sit for about 5 minutes under the liquid is absorbed. The TVP should be soft and fluffy. 
  2. In a large pan, add a little oil or water and cook the Onions and Garlic over medium heat until soft. 
  3. Add the rehydrated TVP, Soy Sauce, Maple Syrup, Cumin Powder, Oregano, Chili Powder, and Black Pepper to the pan. Cook 5 minutes, stirring well. 
  4. Mix in the Salsa and cook for another 5-10 minutes until any remaining liquid is evaporated. 
  5. Scoop mixture into Tortillas, on a Salad, over Chips, or however you would like! I enjoy this TVP taco meat wrapped in a tortilla with chopped Lettuce, Avocado, Cilantro and a little squeeze of Lime Juice. 

Keywords: Vegan Taco, TVP, High Protein, Soy, Simple, Tacos