Made this meatless taco filling for a taco party that the guys had in their apartment. Fri and I participated. Our boss and his family were the special guests. We had a taco buffet (at first limited to 2 tacos each), and then dessert and a Bible-related game (it was on a Friday evening). They didn’t leave me much left over! Although there was enough for a delicious taco-salad for breakfast that following Monday or Tuesday.
- 5 cups pecan/walnut meal (pecans or walnuts ground into a meal)
- 2/3 cup oats
- up to 2-3 cup soy/almond milk
- 3 Tbs oil
- 1/2 cup sliced, diced, or chopped onion (around the size of a full small onion, give or take a little)(peeled)
- 2-3 Tbs + 1/4 cup oil (recommended 100% extra virgin olive oil)
- salt (optional)
- 1 batch of taco seasoning (recommended), or about 1 cup of other taco seasoning.
- Blend together oats and 1 cup of the soy/almond milk until smooth.
- Combine oat/milk mixture, pecan/walnut meal, and onion. Mix well. The pecan/walnut meal should form into clumps.
- Pour 2-3 Tbs of oilve oil into a frying pan and heat up. Make sure it covers the bottom or goes across the entire bottom of the pan. Heat until warm.
- Pour the mixture into the frying pan and cook on medium, covered, for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- When the onions are soft and the filling has warmed (and the clumps are holding together, although they are still fragile and easy to break), add taco seasoning 1/2 of the batch at a time. Make sure to mix it with the recommended amount of olive oil and soy/olive oil on the taco seasoning page before pouring it on. Mix well.
- Continue to cook, uncovered. Add 1 cup of soy/almond milk and 1/4 cup of oil. The filling should be wet and sticky. If it is still very dry, add the other cup. If it isn’t, you may not need it.
- Continue to cook until all the soy/almond milk is absorbed.
- Add salt, if desired, to taste.
- If you add too much salt, you can mix in more soy/almond milk.
This made at least 5 cups of filling. By the time the other ingredients were added, it may have made 6-7. At the very least, it was enough to fill at least 10 regular sized tacos.