Tacos are super easy to make vegetarian, throw in some refried beans and you are good to go! But if you want a more complete protein, with a little more "meat" to each bite, this recipe is for you. The first time I made this, I could have sworn it was a regular taco. The pieces of tofu actually have a little crunch to them, not just mush. If you ever need to convince someone to try tofu, I would suggest starting with this recipe.
1 block extra firm tofu, cute into cubes
2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning (recipe below)
2 tablespoons of vegetable stock
Favorite taco toppings
As far as making your own taco seasoning goes, it doesn't get much easier than this. I don't usually measure out my spices, just thrown in what you think would taste good. I use garlic and onion powder, chili powder and ground cumin, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and oregano. I have also made this before with Cajun seasoning, paprika, curry powder...the possibilities are endless.
|One day I will get matching spices....|
Cut your extra firm tofu into 1/4 inch slices, then cut into small cubes. No need to press out the extra water in this recipe, just throw the slices into a medium heat dry pan, and let brown. Yay for not having to wait 1 hour for dry tofu!
After your tofu is brown and slightly crispy on all sides, add your desired amount of seasoning, along with vegetable stock. Stir until the liquid is absorbed and tofu is coated in taco seasoning.
Serve on warm tortillas with your favorite toppings.