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Epic Vegan Tacos Recipe For Under £1 a Head

Epic Vegan Tacos Recipe For Under £1 a Head

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This is the best veggie taco recipe you’ll ever eat

Are you ready to spice up your taco nights with a delicious vegan twist? Let’s dive into a mouth-watering vegan tacos recipe that will satisfy your cravings and impress your taste buds. Get ready to create a plant-based masterpiece that is sure to become a new favourite in your recipe collection.

This vegetarian and vegan taco recipe is really easy to make and comes in at under £1 a head for four people. This makes a great fakeaway recipe too, for those nights that you would normally reach for the takeaway menu.

This is completely kid-friendly and has everything you need for a healthy meal on a budget. Many vegan taco recipes are really hard to follow but ours is quick, pretty simple, and great for beginner cooks. You can whatever vegetables you like to this. You could use whatever tins or frozen vegetables you have in your store cupboard.

If you are looking for more £1 a head family recipes then have a look at:

The Ultimate £1 Per Head Budget Meal Planning List – This is a full list £1 a head family meals that you can use to fill up your meal plan and save money.

Store Cupboard Meals: 41 Store Cupboard Recipes to try – Use these meals to help you use up what you have left in your store cupboard. There’s no need to buy more food if you have a lot of cans and frozen food sat there waiting to be used.

51 Quick Vegan Meals for Kids – This is a delicious list of vegan family-friendly food. Use this to fill up your meal plan and save money.

Our quick tips for saving money on food are:

Debrand – This means buying the lowest brand first and trying it. You may be surprised and it may taste great. If you don’t like it then go up one level and see. Saver brands normally taste just as good as the branded items but cost a lot less

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Freezer – Freezer vegetables are a great way to save money. They are already pre-cut which means no prep and you only need to take out the amount you need.

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Beginner meals ideas

If you love the idea of making your own veggie taco recipes then have a look at Spicentice. They offer a range of spice packets that not only offer you more flavour but have the complete shopping list and instructions on them.

They are great for all tastes including vegan, Slimming World, and gluten free. We tried them for a year and made so many different meals with them. It helped us to get out of a food rut and start to cook from scratch again.

Laura Light showing the Spicentice packets

So far we have made:

Chilli Con Carne

If you are looking for a simple Chilli Con Carne recipe that is also cheap then this is for you. The one thing we love about this recipe is that a lot of the ingredients are kitchen staples so you can rustle this up quickly if you need too.

Beginner Chilli Con Carne Recipe for Just 95p a Head

Spaghetti Meatballs

This spaghetti meatball recipe comes in at just 73p per person for a family of four. This spaghetti meatball recipe is so easy to cook and is great if you are a beginner cook looking for something gorgeous that the whole can eat.

Spaghetti Meatball Recipe For 73p a Head

Chicken fajitas

Chicken fajitas are a great family meal idea if your kids like to help themselves. The great thing about fajitas is that you can make this different everything depending on what your family like or how spicy they like meals.

Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe: A Family Meal for 94p a Person

Chinese chicken curry

Chinese Chicken Curry with Rice

This tasty Chinese chicken curry recipe can be made within 25 minutes and tastes just like your local takeaway.

The chicken in this recipe is really tender. We make ours from frozen chicken breasts but of course fresh meat works well too.

Chinese Chicken Curry For Just £1.54 For 4

Beef Burgers

Burgers with salad, bacon and cheese

Who doesn’t love a good homemade beef burger? It’s the ultimate comfort food that you can easily whip up in your own kitchen. Forget about those fast-food joints – making your own beef burgers is where it’s at!

Really Easy Homemade Beef Burgers For Under £1 a Head

Southern fried chicken

Southern Fried Chicken with chips and corn of the cob

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ Southern fried chicken recipe? If you’re craving some finger-lickin’ goodness, look no further! This recipe is a winner – crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

The Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe For Under £1 a Head

Chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala curry

Chicken Tikka Masala Curry is a classic British dish with roots in Indian cuisine. This creamy and flavourful curry has become a favourite in the UK, loved by many for its rich and aromatic taste.

Chicken Tikka Masala Curry For Under £4 a Head

Katsu curry

If you are looking for a fakeaway recipe that is also Slimming World friendly and easy to cook then this Katsu chicken curry is for you.

It’s a great curry recipe that is easy for beginners and doesn’t take too long to cook. This is based on the traditional Japanese curry. It is packed full of flavor and makes a great Friday night or weekend treat meal instead of ordering in.

The Best Katsu Curry Recipe For Under £1 a Head

Firecracker chicken

Rice at the top with firecracker chicken

This quick and easy firecracker chicken recipe is not only budget-friendly, but it’s also really easy to make.

The Best Firecracker Chicken For Just 99p a Head

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The best vegan tacos recipe

Vegan tacos

We love tacos, they are a fun way to get the kids trying new food. These are meat free and can be paired with creamy avocado salsa and lime juice.

This roasted veggie tacos recipe is great for the whole family. You can either make your very own tortillas as we have below or buy a box of pre-made tacos.

If you prefer the pre-made corn tortillas or tacos then they should only need a minute or two in a warm oven.

We love serving our tacos with corn on the cob or roasted sweet potato. You could even bulk them out a bit and make black bean tacos. If you like these creamy then add a vegan sour cream on top.

If you prefer to add some vegan taco meat then go ahead. It can really add to this veggie taco recipe.

175g baby corn 95p
190g frozen red onions 42p
100g red pepper 45p
5g cumin seeds 5p
2 tsp olive oil 5p
110g kiwi fruit 60p
115g tomatoes 50p
5g garlic clove 5p
5g dried coriander 5p
1 tsp vegan bouillon powder 2p
5g smoked paprika 5p
85g red cabbage 20p
100g wholemeal flour (optional) 20p
Total: £3.09 that’s 77p a person for 4 people.

Start by heating the oven at 200 degrees fan. Put the baby corn, red onion, and pepper into a roasting tin and add the cumin and oil over the top.

Add the kiwi and tomatoes on the side of the roasting tin, as these will need to be taken out before the other roasted vegetables. Put all this into the oven for 20 minutes.

If you are making your own tortillas, mix 60ml of water into the flour and make a dough. Knead until the dough is smooth and cut it into four. Roll out each piece onto a floured surface. Once ready, shape into a 16cm round tortilla. Once ready, cover with a tea towel as this will stop them from drying out.

After 20 minutes, take the tomato and kiwi out of the tin and put the rest of the vegetables back into the oven for a further 10 minutes. You could also add pickled onions or a tin of black beans at this point.

While the vegetables are cooking, skin the kiwi and get as much of the inside of it out as you can into the bowl. It may still be hot though so be careful. Add the cooked tomatoes, garlic, some coriander, the bouillon, and paprika. Use a hand whisk or blender to make the salsa smooth.

You can also swap the kiwi fruit for jackfruit tacos instead if you prefer. 

Heat a wok or a large pan and cook the tortillas one at a time for a minute or two on each side. You won’t need any oil at all as the temperature of the pan will be hot. They will only need about a minute or two until you see them puff up.

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If you have brought pre-made tacos or tortillas then add them to a pan and roast lightly for a minute or two. Just so they get warm.

Once ready, add the salsa and cabbage to the tortilla then add the roasted vegetables. Then serve.

Sides that go with tacos

There are so many sides that can go with these vegan tacos. We love:

Cashew sour cream – You can make your own sour cream really easily using raw cashew nuts, brown onion and lemon juice.

Guacamole – Who doesn’t love guacamole with their tacos? It is so easy to make yourself.

Plant based Mexican Rice With Chipotle – We love making Mexican rice ourselves. We make it with brown rice, vegetable stock, frozen mixed vegetables and frozen onion.

Coleslaw – Making your own vegan coleslaw is a must! It takes so much nicer and it means you can add what you like.

If you are looking for more vegan recipes that are budget friendly then why not try:

The Best Eggless Pancakes Recipe Ever

eggless pancakes with strawberries

We make these in advance and freeze them. You can defrost them easily under the grill for a few minutes and add them to the lunch box. Read how we make these Eggless Pancakes recipe here.

This eggless recipe makes 10 pancakes which can be frozen then grilled back to warm. They take about 5 minutes to make and about 2 minutes to cook.

150g self-raising flour 10p

1 tablespoon baking powder 2p

1/2 teaspoon salt 2p

2 spoonfuls of maple syrup, or granulated sugar 10p

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 15p

250ml soya milk 17p

Total: 56p that’s 14p per person.

Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

We make this at the weekend and freeze it in containers. This is a healthy soup recipe that is really smooth and warms up quickly in the microwave. This is how we make our Sweet Potato Carrot Soup recipe here.

This sweet potato carrot soup recipe is really easy to make and is great for weekend lunches. Everything you need should be in your cupboard or freezer. The roasted sweet potatoes taste really nice in this soup.

500g chopped and cubed sweet potatoes 55p

400g tin carrots 49p

3 tbsp olive oil 5p

100g frozen onion 16p

2 garlic cloves 5p

1L vegetable stock 5p

100ml tin coconut milk 82p

10g pinch chilli flakes 10p

Total: £2.27 that’s 56p a person.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This is a great leftover recipe. We make extra and take leftovers for lunch the next day. This comes in at under 82p a head for four people. This how we make our Vegan Shepherd’s Pie here.

400g tin chickpeas 33p,

400g tin lentils 55p,

2 large potatoes 20p,

3 sweet potatoes 47p,

125g frozen onion 8p,

4 sun-dried tomatoes 20p,

2 carrots 14p,

5 mushrooms 40p,

2 celery sticks 60p,

2 garlic cloves 5p,

300ml vegan stock 3p,

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 6p,

2 tbsp tomato puree 10p,

2 tbsp low cal spray 10p.

Total: £3.31.

Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

Quorn Spaghetti Bolognese in a white bowl

Just like a meaty bolognese, this vegan one makes the best comfort food dish for a weekend. We use mushrooms to get that amazing flavor. You can also use Quorn mince like the picture above.

1 onion chopped 22p

1 tbsp tomato puree 9p

2 tins chopped tomato 58p

1 tbsp caster sugar or to taste 4p

1 celery stick chopped 10p

1 carrot chopped 7p

2 cloves garlic chopped 4p

1 tsp oregano 2p

2 large mushrooms chopped 75p

1 vegetable stock cubes 6p

210g spaghetti 25p

Total: £1.94 that’s 48p per person.

Read our post here for more amazing kid-friendly vegan recipes.

Laura x

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