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    Vegan Copycat Jack in the Box Tacos

    Vegan Copycat Jack in the Box Tacos

    • Author: Anonymous
    • Total Time: 55 minutes
    • Yield: Makes 24 tacos 1x
    • Diet: Vegan


    These vegan friendly copycat jack in the box tacos are healthier than the original and use different ingredients, while tasting very similar. So this makes for a great dinner when you are trying to avoid fast food, or transitioning to eating healthier, but still have the cravings!




    14 oz Red Lentils
    8 Cups Water
    1/4 Cup Corn Grits
    1/4 Cup Tomato Paste-No salt added
    2 Tsp Onion Powder 
    3 Tbsp Masa Corn Flour
    1 Tsp Salt
    1 Tsp Garlic Powder
    1/4 Cup Coconut Aminos
    1/4 Tsp Ground Cumin
    1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
    1/8 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
    1 Tsp Lemon Juice
    1/4 Cup Taco Sauce 

    Preparing Tacos:

    24 Corn Tortillas
    1/4 Cup Avocado Oil
    12 slices Vegan Cheese
    2.5 oz Spinach


    1. In a large saucepan, bring lentils and 6 cups of the water to a boil.  Once boiling, put lid on and turn down to a low simmer for 20 minutes or until soft (all water should be absorbed).
    2. In a separate bowl, add the other 2 cups of water, along with the rest of the filling ingredients and stir until all combined.
    3. Once Lentils are done, pour the rest of the filling ingredients in and stir.  Bring to a boil.  Once boiling, place lid on and turn down to a simmer for about 10 minutes while the rest of the water absorbs and filling thickens.
    4. In the meantime, in a small nonstick skillet on medium heat, heat tortillas for about 60 seconds on each side to soften.  Once finished, place on a plate and make sure to put paper towels in between each softened tortilla.
    5. Put a couple of spoonfuls of Avocado Oil into skillet and increase skillet temp to medium high.
    6. Put about a spoonful of filling mixture into a tortilla, along with half a slice of cheese, and a pinch of spinach.
    7. Press lightly along taco mixture filled bottom to help taco stay formed (be careful not to do it too hard, otherwise tortilla will rip!)
    8. Place taco into skillet on each side for 1 minute each or until taco begins to crisp.  Tongs may help in being able to flip the taco over.
    9. Place taco on paper towels so they can soak up the grease.
    10. Repeat steps 6-9 until you have the amount of tacos you want to make.  Add more avocado oil in about halfway through as necessary.
    11. Freeze the filling you don’t use for next time!


    If the filling is too watery, add more corn flour as needed.

    The filling is freezable!

    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Cook Time: 45 minutes
    • Category: Dinner
    • Method: Stovetop
    • Cuisine: Mexican


    • Serving Size: 2 tacos
    • Calories: 302
    • Sugar: 2g
    • Sodium: 367mg
    • Fat: 8g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 59g
    • Fiber: 7g
    • Protein: 13g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg

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