Heat 1 tablespoon of water in a skillet over medium-high heat. Using your hands, break the tempeh up into small pieces and add it to the pan. Cook until it begin to brown, which should take about 5 - 7 minutes.
Add all the tempeh taco meat spices and stir to coat the tempeh evenly. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time as needed to prevent sticking to pan. Continue to cook until tempeh is crispy on the edges. This should take approximately 10 - 12 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally.
Strapped for time? Wanting to simplify things? Use taco or fajita seasoning in place of the seasonings in the tempeh taco meat. I use this tempeh taco meat for tacos, burritos, taco salad, quesadillas and nachos.