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


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 this Recipe

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