Andrea’s Plant Based Taco Meat


  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ancho chile
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/16 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 -2 sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 oz. soy chorizo (half a package)
  • 1 lb firm tofu
  • 1 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa


  1. Mix spices together in a small bowl. Slice tofu and press out extra moisture between paper towels. Break tofu into small pieces in a large bowl. Add spices and mix thoroughly. Set aside. (Can do this ahead of time and refrigerate.)
  2. Cook peppers, onion and garlic in good olive oil in a large frying pan for 2-3 minutes. Add chorizo, mix thoroughly and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add tofu and cook another 3-4 minutes. Add black beans and salsa. Mix well and let simmer for 15 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Fill taco shells and tortillas, or place on top of a green salad with tomatoes, avocados, crushed tortilla chips and chipotle ranch salad dressing.
Source: Created by Andrea Chavez

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