"Fauxrizo" Taco Filling

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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5 to 6 tablespoons coconut oil

1 cup finely diced yellow onions

1 package (12 to 14 ounces) ground meat substitute, such as seitan

2 tablespoons sweet paprika 

1 tablespoon ground cumin 

1 tablespoon granulated garlic 

2 teaspoons ancho chile powder 

1 teaspoon ground coriander 

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

1 cup frozen grilled corn 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Eight 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed 

Jicama and Cilantro Creme Fraiche Slaw, recipe follows

4 radishes, thinly sliced 

Lime wedges, for serving 

Jicama and Cilantro Creme Fraiche Slaw:

3 tablespoons creme fraiche

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 lemon, juiced (1 to 2 tablespoons)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 cup shredded white cabbage 

1 cup julienned jicama 

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 


  1. Warm 5 tablespoons of the coconut oil over medium heat in a cast-iron skillet. Add the onions and saute until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the meat substitute and stir to coat and just warm through, adding more oil as needed to prevent it from sticking.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, cumin, granulated garlic, ancho chile powder, coriander, cayenne, oregano and cinnamon. Stir in 3 tablespoons water and the vinegar. Pour the spice mixture over the meat substitute and stir to completely combine. Add the corn. Continue to cook until the mixture is hot, 10 to 15 minutes. If it starts to stick, add a little more water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Season with salt and pepper prior to serving.
  3. Fill each tortilla with some of the mixture and top with some of the Jicama and Cilantro Creme Fraiche Slaw and radish slices. Serve with lime wedges.

Jicama and Cilantro Creme Fraiche Slaw:

  1. Whisk together the creme fraiche, mayonnaise and lemon juice in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the cabbage, jicama and cilantro and gently stir to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Cook’s Note

To warm the tortillas, wrap a stack of tortillas in damp paper towels or a damp kitchen towel, then wrap in plastic wrap or place in a microwave-safe resealable plastic bag (keep the bag open to vent). Microwave until warm and flexible, about 1 minute.