Street Tacos

BY : PUBLISHED : September 1st, 2013 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

This hearty filling can be used for virtually anything when you want to substitute meat. This time, we made street tacos! I have only used a food processor for this, so I'm not sure if a blender would do. If you try it, let me know how it goes. This is my mom's completely own recipe! Enjoy;  it's a keeper!

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Street Tacos

Miranda Rivera
This hearty filling can be used for virtually anything when you want to substitute meat. This time, we made street tacos!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 servings
Calories 392 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 12-14 mini corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of lentils, rinsed and thoroughly drained
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon of all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoons of dried onion flakes
  • 1 cube of no-beef bouillon (or vegetable)
  • ¼ teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of onion, minced
  • oil for skillet
  • 1 medium onion, minced (for topping)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, minced (for topping)


  • Place lentils in a saucepan with vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the water has evaporated and the lentils are soft. Drain and place in a food processor with oats. Add flour, onion flakes, bouillon, sugar, and spices in food processor and process until combined. Add 1 tablespoon at a time of extra vegetable broth if you need it.
  • In a large skillet, heat a bit of oil on medium-high heat and add the 2 Tablespoons minced onions. Saute until slightly browned. Add the filling mixture from the food processor to this and heat until browned.
  • Warm corn tortillas, fill with filling, and top with cilantro and onion.


You can try using a blender if you don't have a food processor, but I haven't tested it.


Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 22gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 877mgPotassium: 873mgFiber: 24gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1144IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 7mg
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About Miranda Rivera

Cooking vegan meals brings such excitement and richness to my life! The simple things in life are so beautiful to me. I love meeting new people. Welcome to my plant-based journey!

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