Easy Black Bean Tempeh Tacos! Each delicious taco is packed with about 10 grams protein. Plus it’s a great 30-minute weeknight meal!
I love using tempeh as a ground meat substitute. Most often I use it in pasta sauce, but it’s awesome in so many other dishes as well. These Black Bean Tempeh Tacos were an early recipe I posted on the site. But I’ve revised it over the years and wanted to update the photos as well. Tacos are always a great choice for weeknight meals. Quick, easy, and delicious! Plus everyone can personalize their own with the toppings they love.
These are pleasantly filling, with a double protein punch from both the beans and tempeh. (For us, each taco has over 10g protein!) My favorite toppings are avocado, lettuce, and juicy pico de gallo which pairs wonderfully. So let’s get this taco party started! Hope you enjoy as much as we do.
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Black Bean Tempeh Tacos
- 8 oz. tempeh (gf if desired)
- 15 oz. can black beans
- 1/2 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
- Corn tortillas
- Toppings of choice: nutritional yeast, pico de gallo, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, avocado/guacamole, etc.
- Crumble tempeh and place in a bowl. Mix the taco seasoning with 2-3 Tbsp. water and add to tempeh. Stir well to combine and set aside to marinate.
- Dice onion and mince garlic.
- In a pan over medium heat, saute onion and tempeh for about 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prep your toppings. (Chop lettuce, avocado, etc.)
- After onions have softened, add minced garlic to the pan and cook 30 seconds.
- Add black beans (rinsed and drained) and cook about 3 minutes or until heated through.
- Assemble tacos: warm the corn tortillas if desired, add the tempeh mixture, and any toppings.
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Enjoying these Tempeh Tacos? Feel free to also check out the full “Mexican Inspired” recipe archives on the site for more delicious fiesta-style plant based inspiration.