Vegetarian Tacos even meat-eaters will love!


2 cans reduced sodium garbanzo beans

1 packet Taco Seasoning (any brand)*

shredded lettuce

stone-ground corn tortillas, lard-free flour tortillas, or hard taco shells

diced tomatoes


shredded cheese*

sour cream*

any other items you like on your taco


Directions: Combine garbanzo beans with taco mix. For juicier filling, use all liquid from garbanzo beans. For less juicy filling, use liquid from only one can. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lightly mash the garbanzo beans with a fork or bean masher. This not only keeps them from rolling out of your taco shells, but gives them a ground beef-like texture. Heat the tortillas under a broiler or in a non-stick skillet. Spread some of the bean mixture on the tortilla, then top with the other ingredients. Enjoy!


* To make this a vegan dish, make sure the taco seasoning does not include whey or milk solids, and substitute vegan cheese, such as Vegan Gourmet: and sour cream, such as Tofutti's Sour Supreme:


Adapted from the Garbanzo Tacos recipe found here:


Blogged here.

  • Simon Fuzzy 6y

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato ROSSO POMODORO. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.
  • Simon Fuzzy 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Piadina&Co, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Sara 6y

    Oh wow, this looks delicious. I am so happy to see a recipe that uses beans instead of the processed soy "meat." Will have to try this.
  • Heather Noelle PRO 6y

    Thank you, all!
  • isisunvled 6y

    yum! I often make these- but i don't even use the taco shells or wraps anymore- i just use a leaf of romaine lettuce! great shot of a great meal.
  • Sara Lopez 6y

    This looks AMAZING! Planing on making it- maybe even tonight!
  • **Tony Loves Tacos** 6y

    Bueno, se mira rico, pero lastima que le quitas el sabor autentico a nuestra comida...
    tanto siglos de desarollo gastronomico.

    Basically looks good, but I prefer the real thing that's been so many centuries in the making.

    We don't label our foods as vegetarian or not, our foods include both as part of the traditional Mexican staple.

    I am 35, I was eating potato tacos way before you could buy them at a restaurant... that's just the tip of the ice berg.

    You get an A for effort.
  • foodnetworkcanada 6y

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  • Sabrina Blechinger 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eat around the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Heather Noelle PRO 6y

    Thank you!
  • Ana Isabel López Olmedo 6y

    ¡Excelente imagen!
    Excellent image!

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  • broalex 6y


    Bet it's tasty ..

    Here's a perfect TACO's recipe.. Mexican Original ..
  • Mr Mesa 5y

    As an admin at All Things Mexico and I'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Jennifer 5y

    I'm an admin for a group called Avocado Love, and I'd love to have this added to the group! :o)
  • Heather Noelle PRO 5y

     Alolmedo: Thank you!
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  • 5y

    Hi Ephemeron,
    Your Mexican food photos are delicious!! You should totally enter your pictures in the Mexican Standoff Challenge for a chance to win! You don't need a recipe, the photo just has to be taken by you. Enter here -
  • Brian Ellis 5y

    Tried this last night. Two thumbs up!
  • Heather Noelle PRO 5y

    Brian Ellis That's great! Glad you enjoyed them. :-) Thanks!
  • Lisa 5y

    ...can't be serious, I am sooooooo gonna try this tomorrow THANKS, this looks tooooooooo good
  • j0529 5y

    Yum, great pic
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