Tofu Taco/Burrito Filling

"This is derived and slightly adapted from the "Tofu-chiladas" recipe in "Vegetarian Meals for People on the Go" by Vimala Rodgers. If you're vegetarian, it's a nice alternative to beans in your Mexican food. My husband said I could probably pass it off to meat-eaters as eggs in a breakfast burrito. I would never try to fool anyone, though."
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  • Optional for more texture: Freeze tofu overnight. Thaw by boiling for 15 minutes.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil.
  • Add aminos, tomato paste and spices to pan. Stir well.
  • Squeeze the water out of the tofu with a dishtowel. Crumble it finely into the pan (so that it vaguely has the texture of ground beef). Cook, stirring occasionally, a few minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Drain most of the liquid off the tomatoes, then add to pan. Stir and cook a few more minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Susan H.
    How long does it take to brown the tofu?


  1. hollylkhoffman
    Have made at least 1/2 dozen times and we love it. Usually double the recipe because it freezes well after prepared. After draining the tofu well, I use a ricer to get the consistency of ground beef., Once while preparing for picky meat eaters I omitted 1/2 of the barggs and chili powder then added a 1/2 pkg of organic taco mix. (I had doubled the recipe) It tasted more like a commercial taco. I do like both ways. Excellent recipe!
  2. EmilyStrikesAgain
    I really liked this. Didn't freeze it prior and used it as the stuffing in vegan enchiladas. I loved the salty taste of the Braggs.
  3. Georgiapea
    I thought this was very tasty. I made up a batch tonight and ate it wrapped in a tortilla with romaine lettuce and goat cheese (surprisingly tasty). Thanks for the recipe!
  4. Enjolinfam
    This was really good! I didn't freeze the tofu and I spread a little of our Recipe #296110 on the tortilla. Turned out very yummy! Next time I might even make some Recipe #247817 ahead to add to it too! Great recipe!! Thanks! Made for veg*n swap.
  5. Kumquat the Cats fr
    This made a very easy and tasty meal. I did not freeze the tofu, used less olive oil, tamari instead of the Braggs (never tried that before) and only 1 tablespoon of the chili powder because my BF is not fond of overly spicy food. This tasted extra tomatoey, which was good. We ate half of this for dinner, wrapped in four (2 each) small flour tortillas.


  1. tlstephens2010
    I added 1/2 a can of vegetarian retried beans and used diced tomatoes with green chili’s...I like spicy! So yummy even my meat eaters loved it!

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