“Better Than Beef” Vegetarian Tacos

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Years ago, when I was a vegetarian and before I let myself go, I somehow I stumbled into a recipe for vegetarian tacos that I actually love. Now that I am trying to eat healthier, this is going to be one of my frequent fliers. I’m talking once a week or so. The good thing is that my kids love them and they are relatively inexpensive.

Usually, I shy away from faux meat products. I don’t think they taste very good. Morning Star Farms is the exception. They make great veggie burgers and their meat crumbles are “Da Bomb”! 

Because I have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, I have had to make big changes to my diet. I’m avoiding sugar, saturated and excess fats, as well as processed food, and I am trying to limit my carbohydrate intake, especially flour. I am also trying to drastically reduce my consumption of animal products. Even though it is a processed food, I still think these Morningstar Grillers Crumbles are a better choice than using ground beef. As for the flavor, I couldn’t be more impressed. I invite you to see for yourself. Try making these tacos and see if they don’t taste as good or better than tacos made with ground beef.

Ingredients for 6 people, 3 tacos each:
  • 12 oz. pkg of Morning Star Crumbles
  • medium onion diced
  • 2-3 tbsp chili powder 
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
Saute the onions in 2 tbsp of oil until they become translucent.
  • Saute the diced onions in 2 tbsp of oil until they become translucent.
  • Add the crumbles and brown (approximately 5 min) be sure to stir frequently to prevent sticking or burning.
  • Stir in the spices and water. Cook until the water has evaporated and the taco filling is moist but not soggy (about 3 more minutes)

The filling will be moist but not soggy.

Meanwhile, heat your taco shells for 5 minutes in a 250* oven to crisp them up.

These tacos are awesome with my homemade salsa recipe, and Carrie’s Super Simple Guacamole recipe. If you would like to see that recipe, I will include it in my Friday Newsletter on December 21, 2018. So if you haven’t done it yet, please be sure to sign up for my newsletter. I promise I won’t spam you or sell your information.


I really want to hear your feedback. Let me know what you think of this recipe. And share with me your favorite take on traditional tacos.  Do you have secret spice combination?  A favorite topping?  Seriously, please send me some feedback because I’m always looking for new ways to spice up meal!


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