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Chili-Lime Mushroom Tacos with Rice

Chili-Lime Mushroom Tacos with Rice is made with portobello mushrooms that are the perfect substitute for meat in these tacos.

Chili-Lime Mushroom Tacos with Rice is wonderful on the grill or stove top. I like to cook the mushrooms and peppers in a cast iron pan on the grill to add a little smokiness.  I can honestly say we do not miss the meat in this taco. The mushrooms are very flavorful and meaty. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2019 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Cost Per Serving $4.88 as of May 2022

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $13.82.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $13.82.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $3.46.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Grill or Stove Top

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 2 tacos and 1/2 cup cooked rice

Equipment needed: 1 pot for rice and a cast iron skillet or sauté pan

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $5.71.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $5.71 as of May 2022

  • olive oil $2.77
  • chili powder $0.98
  • ground cumin $0.98
  • crushed red pepper flakes $0.98


Total: $13.82 as of May 2022

  • 4 - large portobello mushrooms $4.96
  • 1 - sweet red pepper $1.38
  • 1 - onion $0.62
  • 1 - bulb of garlic $0.50
  • 2 - limes $1.44
  • 1 package corn tortillas 6 inches $1.94
  • 1 pound bag long grain rice $0.76
  • 1 bag shredded pepper jack cheese $2.22

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Start by getting 1 cup of long grain rice with 2 cups of water on to cook. Follow the rice package directions for cooking heat and time.
  3. Heat up the grill between 350° and 400°. If you are using a stove then medium high heat. 
  4. Add the cast iron skillet to get it nice and hot. Then add the vegetables for 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  5. Stir in the seasonings and lime juice continue to cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  6. Warm the tortillas.
    • Place tortillas on the grill for 1 minute then turn and let cook for additional minute.
    • We have a gas stove and prefer to warm the tortillas right on the grate over a medium – low flame. Be sure to turn them with tongs and not your fingers!  Keep a close eye on your tortillas when warming them this way because you don’t want them to burn.
    • Microwave for a few seconds.
  7. Andrew and I added the rice to the mushroom mixture before building our tacos and it is wonderful but you can leave it on the side if you prefer. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 3

Side Options

Lettuce, avocado, tomato, pickled jalapeno peppers, etc. 

Side Salad

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