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Incredible Tofu Taco Crumbles

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


If you would have told me 10 years ago that you could make TOFU look and taste just like taco meat, I would have laughed at you. But these Incredible Tofu Taco Crumbles will make you a believer!


Units Scale
  • 16oz package of SUPER FIRM Tofu
  • 1 cup water

Seasoning Paste 

  • 2 Tbls nutritional yeast
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 Tbls low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbls water
  • 1 Tbls tomato paste
  • 1 tsp vegan worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Drain and pat the tofu dry, then crumble it into a large bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together first, then mix in the wet ingredients to form a thick paste
  4.  Gently mix the paste into the tofu crumbles until they are evenly coated
  5. Spread the crumbles in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  6. Bake for 30 min, stirring occasionally
  7. Turn off the heat and let the crumbles continue to dry for an additional 15-30 minutes
  8. Transfer the crumbles to a skillet and add 1 cup of water
  9. Stir the taco meat over medium heat until most of the water has evaporated
  10. Dress your tacos however you wish or use the crumbles in a taco salad

Keywords: tofu taco crumbles