Vegan Picadillo Tacos – Holy Cow Vegan


These vegan picadillo tacos couldn’t be easier to make and they are so, so scrumptious! No one will miss the meat.

Serve up these delicious vegan picadillo tacos at your Cinco de Mayo gathering or just for a family Taco Tuesday and watch them go! The picadillo filling takes minutes to make and is loaded with spicy vegan meatless meat and veggies like tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes. You can scoop the picadillo into plain tortillas or fry up corn tortillas into crispy golden taco shells, especially if you have kids.

Tacos picadillo on two blue plates with slices of lime. More vegan picadillo filling and red cabbage shreds on the side in bowls.

If you’re looking for an easy but showstopping recipe for your next Mexican-themed dinner, look no further. This vegan picadillo tacos recipe come together in about 30 minutes and the tacos are so, so delicious that you won’t be able to stop at two or three.

Picadillo recipes usually use ground beef or pork but the base for this meatless picadillo recipe is vegan sausage. I used the Impossible spicy sausage, which has cayenne and chili flakes added to it. You can use any sausage or meatless meat of your choice and just add more chili to it. There are lots of veggies in the filling as well, including bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and potatoes, which makes this a rounded, healthy meal.

I used corn tortillas to serve up this tasty filling and I fried them up until they were crisp and golden for Jay. Not that he needed the incentive to eat this delicious picadillo but he does love crispy taco shells. You can top up the tacos with a tomato salsa or cubed avocados or guacamole or plain onions or purple cabbage, although they need little gilding.