Smoky Chipotle Pecan Burrito Bowls

Serve up this authentic vegan Smoky Chipotle Pecan Burrito Bowls recipe using pecans in place of meat.

Mealtime traditions are common among many families, from taco Tuesdays to weekend favorites. You can add a special touch to one of the most popular traditions – taco night – with a plant-based twist.

With a nutty, smoky and truly meaty taste and texture, pecans offer a perfect plant-based protein to incorporate in favorite dishes like tacos. However, great taste is just the beginning – pecans pack a nutritious punch with a unique mix of health-promoting nutrients while shining in a wide range of flavor profiles.

Smoky Chipotle Pecan Burrito Bowls

    Prep Time: 40 minutes

    Cook time: 15 minutes

    Yield: Servings: 2-3

Smoky Chipotle Pecan Burrito Bowls Ingredients

Pecan “Meat:”

    2 1⁄2 cups water

    1 cup pecans

    1⁄2 cup portobello mushrooms

    2 tablespoons taco seasoning

    2 tablespoons tamari sauce or soy sauce

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 tablespoon liquid smoke

    1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

    1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce

Pineapple Salsa:

    1 pineapple, diced

    2 Roma tomatoes, diced

    1-2   jalapenos, diced

    1 cup cilantro, finely chopped

    1 red onion, diced

    1⁄4 cup lime juice

    Salt, to taste

Chipotle Crema:

    2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

    1 cup vegan mayo

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    2 teaspoons vinegar

    2 tablespoons plant-based milk

    1 teaspoon agave

    1⁄2 teaspoon salt

Smoky Chipotle Pecan Burrito Bowls Instructions

  • To make pecan “meat:” In bowl of boiling water, soak pecans, covered, at least 30 minutes, or overnight in room temperature water for softer texture.
  • Drain pecans and place in food processor with mushrooms. Pulse mixture to texture resembling meat crumbles. Avoid over-pulsing.
  • In pan over medium heat, add pecan mixture, taco seasoning, tamari sauce, minced garlic, liquid smoke and vegan Worcestershire sauce. Cook 7-10 minutes then add chipotle in adobo. Cook 3 minutes.
  • To make pineapple salsa: Combine pineapple, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, red onion, lime juice and salt, to taste.
  • To make chipotle crema: Combine chipotle peppers, vegan mayo, garlic, vinegar, milk, agave and salt.
  • To assemble bowls, place pecan mixture in bowl followed by pineapple salsa and chipotle crema.

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