Linda McCartney's Magical Mystery Tacos

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I was first attracted to this recipe because I'm a big Beatles fan, and secondly because it's a good vegan recipe. Pretty easy to make, and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onion, garlic and bell pepper in oil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add tofu, chili powder, cumin, oregano and soy sauce.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce and simmer over low heat until mixture is fairly dry.
  5. Heat tortillas in a heavy, ungreased skillet, turning each from side to side until soft and pliable (omit this step if using taco shells).
  6. Place a small amount of the tofu mixture in the center, fold the tortillas in half, and remove from heat.
  7. Garnish with chopped lettuce, onions, tomatoes, salsa and avocado.
Most Helpful

Gawsh, we need a 10-star reviewing system! This is a fantastic recipe! The tofu did not taste tofu-ey at all, and my sister thought that I'd used panir! I scaled it to 4 servings, and used 1/4 cup of tomato paste dissolved in 1/3 cup water for the tomato sauce. I used a little less of chili powder since I don't like spicy food. The filling was great even in the plain wheat rotis that we make. Thanks Mirjam, I LOVE this one!

Anu April 08, 2002

Ok, I admit, I didn't think this was going to go over big with my family..but they loved it! My 6yr old asked for seconds and that is something. This is my first time making a tofu dish and I will definitely have to experiment more. Thanks!

ceashel August 26, 2006

This is my first time ever making tofu, to take over to a friend's house, and it was a big hit! I made it exactly as the recipe states, and I could have used a little more heat personally, but it was the right temperature to take to an event where you aren't sure of people's chili tolerance. I'll keep this recipe on-hand even for myself, and that's saying something for a meat-lover!

audrastauf May 30, 2011