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Gluten-Free Meatless Meat Tacos

At the Greater Philadelphia Gluten-Free Expo, I met this wonderful chef named Shirley who was giving out samples of her product. There was a long, long line to get to her, and she was working feverishly to keep up with the demand - and there was a darn good reason why! This product is seriously MAGNIFICENT. You would not know you are eating a completely vegan product! It is really so easy to use and I really love that the product is dry. This is really convenient for camping or long trips or simply just having it at home for a delicious quick meal: burgers, meatballs, tacos, the possibilities are endless! You don't have to worry about refrigeration or spoilage. You HAVE to try this product! You will not be disappointed!

Shirley Burris is the founder of Patty Up Gourmet Meat Alternative. Here is an excerpt from her bio:

"I wanted to manufacture a product that was first of all safe—free of chemicals, pesticides, low sodium, and gluten free, a Non-GMO and free of food additives. Today it seems that food is not really food, but rather cheaply manufactured food-like products with salt and chemicals to please primarily the taste buds and can make a person un-healthy and sometimes even sick. Real food tastes good all by itself. And the quest for “clean food” is certainly not unique to us. Today’s consumers seek more specific information on foods they buy. Americans are looking for more healthful options at

restaurants and other foodservice places. People are beginning to define healthy eating based on quality features rather than fewer calories—according to a health report by consulting firm The NPD Group 2013. “The feature most important to consumers seeking healthy menu options is quality, such as fresh, natural, and nutritious ingredients. Fewer calories were among the least important features”. The fastest growing importance is for Non-GMO Verified choices in foods. It is estimated that 90%of all soy, sugar beet and canola is now grown using GM seeds and it is estimated that GMOs are present in over 75% of processed foods in the United States. "

So, without further ado, I give you THE TACOS!


For the Patty Up "Meat"

3/4 cup firmly packed Patty Up Dry Mix

1/4 cup of water

2 eggs or egg alternative

1 tablespoon of oil

For the taco seasoning

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon gluten-free cornstarch

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon tumeric

1 cup of water

All you favorite taco fixins' (Don't forget the gluten-free taco shells)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the Patty Up Mix, water, egg or egg alternative and oil. Allow to soak for 10 minutes. The mixture will be sticky and loose.

  2. Meanwhile, In small bowl combine all of the taco seasoning ingredients. Set aside.

  3. In a very hot, well oiled pan, drop the Patty up mixture into four roughly burger-shaped piles. The mixture will begin to firm up quickly. Brown on each side and using a spatula, crumble roughly.

  4. Pour in the taco seasoning mixture and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  5. Serve with all your favorite gluten-free taco toppings and shells!

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