King Trumpet Mushroom Carnitas Tacos

King Trumpet Mushroom Carnitas Tacos

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 50 min Total Time 1 hr
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Try this vegetarian take on a delicious, classic recipe. 



  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, orange juice, vegetable broth, spices, garlic, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Prepare the mushrooms. Slice the caps off and cut them into very thin slices. Then, using your fingers, pinch the stems and shred them into pieces - some thick, some thinner to mimic shredded meat.

  4. Transfer to the bowl and mix until every piece of mushroom is well coated. Arrange on a large baking sheet in a single layer, spreading them as much as you can.

  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, taking the pan out of the oven every 15 minutes or so to stir thoroughly. The mushrooms are ready when they are golden brown and a bit crispy on the outside (they shouldn’t render any water anymore and look a bit dry. They will reduce in size a lot.

  6. While the mushrooms are cooking, char the tortillas and prepare the taco toppings.

  7. Take them out of the oven and let them cool slightly before serving them in tortillas, with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 381kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 803mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 56g19%
Dietary Fiber 13g52%
Sugars 9g
Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C 37 mg
Calcium 24 mg
Iron 22 mg
Vitamin D 5 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
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Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $3.37

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: King Trumpet Mushrooms, Tortillas, Vegetable Broth, Olive Oil

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