Susan Natoli, Susan & Veronica, Inc - CELEBRITY RECIPE OF THE WEEK!

Walking Tacos

By Susan Natoli 


  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6-8 little sweet peppers or 1 green and 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 package vegan ground round (such as Lightlife) 
  • Pinch of kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 Cup your favorite salsa
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 Cup warm water
  • 3 cans of beans, drained
  • 1 can black olives sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of Kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and Garlic Salt with Parsley (to taste)
  • 1/2 Cup fresh chopped cilantro


Bags of whole grain Tortilla Chips (Frito style)

Shredded Vegan cheddar cheese (such as Daiya)

Vegan Sour cream (such as Tofutti)

Jalapenos, or green onions


1.  Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat.  Saute onion and peppers for 5 minutes or until softened.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add vegan meatless meat, salt and pepper.  Cook until browned.  Drain if needed.  Pour in tomatoes, salsa, tomato paste then stir to combine.  Add 1 Cup warm water to thin out slightly then add in beans, olives, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt.  I start with just a pinch of salt then keep tasting until it’s to my liking.  Add chopped cilantro and reduce heat to low to simmer until ready to serve.

2.  Open bags of fritos.  Spoon in chili, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream and jalapenos.  Stick a fork in it and eat!!

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