Cauliflower Mushroom Walnut Taco Meat

No more nasty drive-thru tacos. Make this delicious cauliflower mushroom walnut vegan taco meat. Low-fat, easy to make, healthy, and ready in 20 minutes.


  • 1 12-ounce bag of riced cauliflower or one small head of cauliflower
  • 4-5 chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3 Tbs low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced or minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce from chipotle pepper can
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper for a little heat (optional)


  1. Preheat large nonstick skillet on medium high heat
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you get a “ground beef consistency and everything is well combined.
  3. Pour mixture into skillet and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low-medium and cook for another 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Taste and season as you go in order to fit your taste.
  5. Remove from heat and build tacos with corn or flour tortillas and favorite toppings.


  • Nutrition info is for the taco meat only.
  • If you’re worried about the fat content you can just leave out the walnuts. It’s still great!