Vegetarian TVP Tacos

Andy Anderson !


Like tacos but don't eat meat... Well, then have I got a recipe for you. These are TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) tacos, that most people can't distinguish from beef tacos.

I mean it... these taste awesome.

So, you ready... let's get into the kitchen.


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6 to 8
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    tvp (textured vegetable protein)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    tamari sauce (gluten fresh soy sauce)
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin, plus extra for cooking
  • 1/2 medium
    yellow onion, diced, 6 ounces (185g)
  • 1 medium
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1
    recipe of andy's taco seasoning: Andy's Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste

How to Make Vegetarian TVP Tacos


  1. Gather your ingredients
  2. Place dry TVP into a medium bowl.
  3. Chef's Note: Texture vegetable protein, TVP for short, is a high-fiber, high-protein meat substitute made from soy flour and available in a variety of flavored and unflavored varieties, as well as different sizes, from large chunks to small flakes.
    Most grocery stores sell TVP.
  4. Mix the tamari sauce with 1 cup of boiling water.
  5. Pour the tamari/water mixture over the TVP and stir well.
    Set aside for 10 minutes.
  6. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking.
  7. Add onion and sauté until onion is well cooked, but not browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  8. Add the garlic and stir in until fragrant, about 45 seconds.
  9. Add TVP to pan and mix with the onion.
  10. Add taco seasoning, and the tomato paste.
  11. Mix to combine thoroughly.
  12. Add additional olive oil to keep the mixture moist.
  13. Take off heat, add to taco shells, and dress up.
  14. Chef’s Note: Taco shells, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream … it’s up to you.
  15. Chef's Tip: Add to that some of your favorite salsa. Enjoy
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About Vegetarian TVP Tacos

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican

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