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
recipe of andy's taco seasoning: Andy's Taco Seasoning
1 Tbsp
tomato paste

How to Make Vegetarian TVP Tacos


  • 1Gather your ingredients
  • 2Place dry TVP into a medium bowl.
  • 3Chef'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.
  • 4Mix the tamari sauce with 1 cup of boiling water.
  • 5Pour the tamari/water mixture over the TVP and stir well.
    Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • 6In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking.
  • 7Add onion and sauté until onion is well cooked, but not browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • 8Add the garlic and stir in until fragrant, about 45 seconds.
  • 9Add TVP to pan and mix with the onion.
  • 10Add taco seasoning, and the tomato paste.
  • 11Mix to combine thoroughly.
  • 12Add additional olive oil to keep the mixture moist.
  • 13Take off heat, add to taco shells, and dress up.
  • 14Chef’s Note: Taco shells, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream … it’s up to you.
  • 15Chef's Tip: Add to that some of your favorite salsa. Enjoy
  • 16Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About Vegetarian TVP Tacos

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #Vegan, #tacos, #vegetarian, #TVP