"Beef" Picadillo-Style Tacos

Try out the meatless trend at home with these plant-based ground "beef" tacos. Of course, you could easily swap in any ground meat if that's more your style.

"Beef" Picadillo-Style Tacos
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 - 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 12-16 ounce package plant-based "ground "beef"

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 poblano chile pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cup diced russet potato

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 cup chopped tomatoes

  • ½ cup vegetable broth

  • Corn tortillas, warmed

  • Slivered almonds, chopped cilantro, and/or sliced green olives


  1. In an extra-large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Crumble in one 12- to 16-oz. pkg. plant-based "ground beef." Cook and stir until browned. Remove to a bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium-high. Add 1 cup chopped onion; 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped; and 2 cloves garlic, minced. Cook and stir 4 minutes or until poblano is charred. Add 1 1/2 cups diced russet potato, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until potato is browned. Add 1 tsp. ground coriander and 1/2 tsp. ground cumin. Cook and stir 1 minute. Add 2 cups chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Bring to boiling, scraping up browned bits; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in "beef" to warm. Serve in corn tortillas with slivered almonds, chopped cilantro, and/or sliced green olives. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
17g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 543mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 61.9mg 310%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 524mg 11%
Folate, total 27.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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