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A Vegan Guide to Taco Tuesday

by Kortney Campbell on December 4, 2012

In today’s world, Taco Tuesday is a must. Actually, I’m not sure how people lived without it in the past. It’s a staple. And the only reason to look forward to Monday – it’s followed by Tuesday, which is followed by tacos.

It’s a common misconception that vegans may not know how to fully enjoy this glorious day. But let me tell you…it’s not just beans, rice and a shell. This is my guide to creating a Taco Tuesday your carnivorous friends will want to be a part of every week!

It’s All in the Details:

Meat: While sauteed tofu can be amazing, it doesn’t always go over too well with the veg-skeptical. This is why I usually go for the Boca Crumbles. They can be found in the freezer section of nearly any grocery store and prepared with the Taco Bell brand seasoning the exact same way as you’d prepare actual meat!

Shells: You can’t go wrong with a hard and soft combo. Double deckers anyone?

Veggies: Of course you want the typical lettuce & tomato combo, but a sauteed pepper and onion really fancies the night up a bit! If you have an extra pack of taco seasoning, throw it in!

Beans: These are pretty self explanatory and don’t need much work. I usually heat up a can of refried and a can of black beans and call it a day, but every once & a while, I’ll throw in some onions & spices as well!

Okay, so rice is a basic, but if you REALLY want to impress, you need some cheesy rice. Yes, vegans make cheesy things also! Here’s all you need:

  • 1 bag of boil in a bag rice
  • 1 pack of Daiya pepper jack cheese
  • Olive oil

Prepare the rice and mix with 1/2 the bag of Daiya (or more if you’d like) and a bit of olive oil then let it all melt!

I usually go for this trio:

  • Sour Cream: Tofutti “Better than Sour Cream”
  • Salsa: Go with which ever brand your heart desires
  • Cheese: Daiya is usually my go to when it comes to shredded cheese. And don’t forget the Havarti style block for melting!

You are now ready for TACO TUESDAY!! I know it’s a little late to get started on this tonight, but there’s always next week. And I’m free on Tuesday…

What’s your favorite way to make tacos?

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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