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Freshness in every bite. These vegan carne asada tacos are so delicious and the homemade corn tortillas take this dish to another level.

I love eating Mexican food, it is my favorite cuisine! So you know I had to recreate the classic carne asada corn tortilla tacos using 100% plant based ingredients.

In place of the beef for my carne asada, I am using seitan. It is a high-protein vegetarian food made from cooked wheat gluten that coincidentally has a similar texture to meat (if you cook it the right way).

I highly recommend making your corn tortillas at home rather than buying the store version because it really does make a difference.

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Vegan Tacos

Vegan Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Franchesca Livraghi
Soft corn tortillas, tender vegan carne asada, and fresh toppings is all you need for great tacos.
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Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2


Corn Tortillas

  • cup masa harina
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ tsp salt

Vegan Carne Asada

  • 1 cup seitan diced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp adobo seasoning or all purpose seasoning
  • tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup red onion diced, optional


Corn Tortillas

  • Combine masa harina, salt, and hot water with a fork at first and then proceed to use your hands to combine the ingredients.
  • Once you have a dough ball that resembles play dough texture, not to wet and not too dry, put it in a bowl and cover it with a damp paper towel to rest for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, rip apart a 1½ ball and place in between two pieces of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough ball in one direction and then in the perpendicular direction, keeping your dough even. Once the dough is flat, use a circle bowl to cut out your tortilla.
  • Repeat step 3 for each tortilla.
  • Place the tortilla on a dry pan at medium to high heat. Cook the tortilla for 15 seconds, then flip and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Place tortillas covered in a kitchen towel for 5 minutes before serving.

Vegan Carne Asada

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • After an hour, throw everything in the bowl into a pan at medium heat.
  • Cook until all the liquid is evaporated and the seitan is to your desired crispiness.
  • Remove from heat and assemble corn tortilla tacos.
Keyword Carne Asada, Mexican, Tacos, Vegan, Vegan Tacos
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