Everyone loves tacos but how does a vegetarian make them? I use to just throw together black beans and Spanish rice to make my taco base. Then I discovered TVP, (Textured Vegetable Protein) this is the best substitute for taco meat ever! This product is so easy to work with; it is all in the seasoning to get the flavors you want. All you do is add equal amounts of boiling water to the TVP and your seasoning; That’s it…
With 1 cup of TVP I add: (approximately)
1/2 tsp of oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili flake
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Add 1 Cup boiling water to the small bowl mixture stir together and set aside.
Add salt & pepper to taste while simmering This will soak and expand, thickening, to look like ground meat.
Dice 1/2 of and onion and sauté with a little veggie broth in a medium-sized pan for about 5 minutes. Add the TVP mixture and lower the heat.
Next add 1/2 to 3/4 of a small can tomato paste to 1 cup of veggie broth and whisk together. Pour the veggie broth tomato past mixture in with the onion and TVP and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Add a little Cholula™ sauce (your choice) season to taste. Set aside.
About 2 years ago I discovered “Tortilla Land™” Tortillas. I love these tortillas! They taste homemade and are fresh out of the package. Cook about 30 sec. on each side. Prep as many tortillas as you need to make tacos. 1 Cup of TVP should make about 12 tacos.
After you have cooked your tortillas add a little Vegetable oil to the same pan, (about 1/3 Cup) place on med heat. Put a tortilla in to the oil, then Put a large tablespoon of your TVP mixture in the tortilla and fold it over. Cook on both sides for about 2 minutes. Drain excess oil and set aside. (you have Tacos)
I like to put in my cheese in first (Cheddar/Jack) then a little sour cream, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, avocado and a little more green pepper Cholula™. Make your taco’s the way that you like them.
Everyone loves these Tacos. I hope you will too.
Keep in mind, The TVP mixture can be used for any Taco Meat substitute. (taco’s, Burritos, nachos, you get the idea)
Enjoy your TVP Tacos 🙂