Tempeh Tacos

27 Oct

Tonight we (and when I say we, I mean mostly my hubby with some minor assistance from me. I’m a lucky lady to have a hubby that can cook ;-)) whipped up a tasty dinner of Tempeh Tacos. This recipe is pretty easy and quick and is an excellent choice for a meatless taco option. Plus I much prefer tempeh over tofu. So here is how you can have this tasty dish yourself:

First, the ingredients:

Tempeh Taco Ingredients

1 medium onion

2 – 8 oz. packages tempeh

5 0z. kale (half of the bag shown)

Taco seasoning to taste (warning: if you use this Trader Joe’s seasoning, watch out – it is spicy! And that is saying a lot because I like spicy! If you dump in the entire package, you will likely be sorry, so put in a little at a time until you reach your desired spice level.)

Tortillas (I love these blue corn tortilla’s from Trader Joe’s.)

Plus olive oil for sauteing.


Chop your onion.

Then heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan.

Saute the onion in the EVOO until it begins to brown.

Sauteing onion

Meanwhile, remove the two blocks of tempeh from the packages and use your hands to crumble into a ground beef-like texture.

Crumbled Tempeh

Add the crumbled tempeh to the pan and saute until browned.

Sauteing tempeh

Next, add your desired amount of taco seasoning.

Taco Seasoning

Once the taco seasoning is mixed in, add the 5 0z. of kale. It looks like a lot of kale, but don’t be scared. It will cook down.


Carefully stir the contents of the pan around so that the hotter ingredients cover the kale and allow it to wilt. Once it is wilted, you are done!

See I told you the kale would cook down. No worries!

Then spoon the taco filling into the tortillas and add your favorite taco toppings.

Assembled tacos

With toppings

I added a little (OK, a lot of) sour cream and Salsa Especial from Trader Joe’s. Love this stuff – very fresh and just the right amount of spice!

And then for dessert…

Callaway Syrah

Callaway Syrah

A delicious Syrah, of course! 😉


p.s. Shout out to my brother-in-law and (future) sister-in-law who got engaged tonight! Congrats guys! 😀


2 Responses to “Tempeh Tacos”

  1. trixfred30 October 28, 2011 at 1:46 am #

    Great pics escpecially the one with the wine bottle. Cooking with wine is always a winner!

    • cabsanddogs October 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

      Thanks! I agree, wine goes with everything, except for maybe breakfast. 😉

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