Looking for the best recipe for vegan tacos? Look no further than these Mushroom Carnitas Tacos. They are filled with shredded, marinated and baked king oyster mushrooms. An ultra flavorful plant-based tacos filling for all your Taco Tuesday Needs!
1lbKing oyster mushrooms - 9 to 12 mushrooms/ 450 g depending on their size. (see notes for other mushrooms)
6tortillascorn or wheat
avocado slices or chunks
cilantro leaveschopped (or not)
red cabbagethinly shredded
white or red onionthinly chopped
picked red onionsee recipe below
Preheat oven to 400F/200C degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, spices, garlic and salt. Set aside.
Prepare the mushrooms. Slice the caps off and cut them into very thin slices. Then, using your fingers, pinch the stems and shred them into pieces - some thick, some thinner to mimic shredded meat.
Transfer to the bowl and mix until every piece of mushroom is well coated. Arrange on a large baking sheet in a single layer, spreading them as much as you can.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, taking the pan out of the oven every 15 minutes or so to stir thoroughly. The mushrooms are ready when they are golden brown and a bit crispy on the outside (they shouldn’t render any water anymore and look a bit dry - but don’t worry, they won’t be!). They will reduce in size a lot.
While the mushrooms are cooking, char the tortillas and prepare the taco toppings.
Take them out of the oven and let them cool slightly before serving in tortillas, with your toppings (or set up a “taco bar” on the table, where everyone can build their own tacos with their favorite toppings).
Tips for making Vegan Mushroom Carnitas Tacos:
Using King oyster mushrooms is really important here. Other types of mushrooms won’t shred.
To double the servings for this recipe, double all the ingredients but use TWO baking sheets instead of one or make two separate batches. Do not crowd the mushrooms on a single pan.
If you are having difficulties shredding the mushrooms with your fingers, you might have an easier time shredding them between two forks.
Recipe For Vegan Mushroom Carnitas Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 carnitas taco (without toppings))
Calories 153Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe For Vegan Mushroom Carnitas Tacos https://www.notenoughcinnamon.com/recipe-for-vegan-tacos-mushroom-carnitas/