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mushroom taco meat in a pink skillet

Walnut Taco Meat

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Walnut Taco Meat is simple to make and SUCH a delicious meat free substitute that everyone will love!


  • 1 ½ cup walnuts*
  • 1 ½ cup mushrooms, (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cumin
  • Optional pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil


  1. In the base of your food processor, combine the walnuts, mushrooms, soy sauce, and spices (garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, s+p, and optional pepper flakes). Pulse in small spurts for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is roughly the sizes of ground meat.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat. Once shimmering, add in the walnut mixture and saute for 5 minutes, stirring often. The mixture doesn’t necessarily need to cook but I like to heat it through and get the edges of the “meat” a little crispy. You can cook it upwards of 10 minutes if you’d like too.
  3. Remove from the heat and serve! Enjoy!!


*I prefer this with walnut but you can certain try it with pecans or some other nuts

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 314
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 131.9 mg
  • Fat: 30.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan taco meat, walnut meat, walnut taco meat