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vegetarian tvp tacos

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

yield 6 to 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For vegetarian tvp tacos

  • 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 md
    yellow onion, diced, 6 ounces (185g)
  • 1 md
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1
    recipe of 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.
  • 17
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