Tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos (Vegan)

Vegan pork tacos?! Yummy tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos made from meatless pork. On top of corn tortillas with cabbage, mango, cilantro and lime. A fun and healthy meal.

I’ll clear up any confusion right from the start. You are in fact reading the recipe title correctly, these are Tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos, meaning they are completely vegan!

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I’ll answer your next question, yes they do taste like pork. I’ve tried meat alternatives before and can say that I’ve been less than impressed. Quite the opposite with these porkless tacos thanks to Gardein meatless products, more on this later.

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With Summer and warmer days ahead (I’m sitting in my backyard during gorgeous Bay Area weather typing this) you may be wanting to eat healthy, good for you recipes. Or maybe you want to spend more time outdoors, and less time cooking. These tacos are light and healthy, and come together in a flash, even on a busy weeknight.

The porkless bites, cooked with bell peppers and a sweet and sour sauce, sit atop corn tortillas for added fiber, protein and complex carbs. Simple fresh garnishes of colorful purple cabbage, mango, cilantro and squeezed lime juice give it a fresh, tropical blast. A treat for all the senses; these vibrant, beautiful tacos will be the highlight of your dinner table.

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If you’re vegan you can enjoy these porkless tacos thanks to Gardein Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites. Try their other new products as well: Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets, Mini Crispy Crabless Cakes or Chipotle Black Bean Burgers. These meat-free foods are made with non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies. It provides the taste, texture and protein content of meat but with less calories, less fat and no cholesterol.

These flavorful and tender Sweet & Sour Porkless Bites have 13 grams of protein per serving. Plus the sweet and sour sauce pack is included for a quick and easy meal. Find your favorites today and save $1 off with this coupon.

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Eating healthy, vegan and/or having a busy schedule doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fun, creative and flavorful meals. These Tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos are like a mini vacation for your tastebuds and a resfreshing break from a busy day.


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Tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos

Tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos at-a-glance:

Difficulty: Easy
Flavor profiles: Rich, savory, sweet and sour combined with fresh tropical flavors.
Texture: Tender porkless bites with crisp cabbage and bell peppers over a soft corn tortilla.

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Tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos (Vegan)

Tropical Sweet and Sour Porkless Tacos are a fun, quick and healthy meal perfect for any weeknight.
Course Taco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Author Plating Pixels


  • 2 10.5-ounce packages Gardein Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 large orange bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 mango diced
  • 2 limes


  1. Place sweet and sour sauce pack in a bowl of warm water to defrost (I only used once sauce pack). Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet to medium heat. Add porkless bites from both packages and bell pepper. Cook 8 minutes, stirring often, or until crisp and heated through. Stir in one sauce pack and remove from heat.
  2. Heat corn tortillas if desired. Top each with porkless bites, and desired amount of cabbage, cilantro and mango. Squeeze lime juice on each as garnish.

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30 Responses

  1. Wow these look absolutely incredible! The addition of mango reminds me of my favorite mango salsa.

  2. Meatless Pork? Never tried them before, but what an awesome idea, my vegan friends would love it. What a delicious and simple mid-week meal too. So bright and colourful, can’t wait to try!

  3. Just Jo says:

    I’m always looking for ideas for a newly vegan friend, I’ll have to share this with him – looks great 😀

  4. Razena | says:

    I don’t eat pork so these are perfect and they look amazing.

  5. Sarah says:

    These look and sound delicious! Can’t wait to give them a try! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love tacos, but I haven’t made sweet and sour ones before. What a great idea!

  7. Great color happening with these tacos! Sweet and sour is a fun spin on the traditional taco and I am all for cutting back on meat consumption.

  8. These taco’s look amazing!! I’ve never heard or tried a meatless pork…but if your pictures tell a story…I’m willing to try!! Yum!

  9. Leah says:

    These look wonderful! Love the flavors you put in these!

  10. Bree Hogan says:

    I don’t tend to eat very much of the mock meats but your tacos look very tasty.

    • Matthew says:

      Thanks Bree!I find they are usually less than tasty. However was quite impressed with these! I could almost go vegan if mock meats were all this good!

  11. Chrissy says:

    Photos made me drool 🙂 nice capture, cooking and everything haha!

  12. Chantal says:

    What a great meal! I will have to keep an eye out for this product!

  13. This looks super scrumptious! Possibly my next taco Tuesday! Love the photos, too. 🙂

  14. What a refreshing taco recipe! I’m in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico right now – land of fabulous tacos – and I can tell you that this fun porkless twist on tacos is unique and fabulous. These would be a huge hit here with American and Canadian expats and in Guadalajara too! When I’m back in California I’ll put on some festive music and cook up a special batch of these Tropical tacos for my hubby. I’m pinning this awesome recipe to a group recipe board right now. 🙂

  15. Yummy! I don’t usually like meatless substitutes either but you could’ve had me fooled with these pictures! They look delicious.

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