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Dec 24, 2007 12:38 PM

TVP - recipes?

Please post recipe ideas! We have a large bag of TVP and I have not cooked with it in years. I have a tendency to make up recipes and not write them down, and then when I have not made something in awhile I am a little lost. It has been at least 5 years since I have cooked with TVP.

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  1. Isn't it odd, that the same thing happens to others at the same time. I was just looking into that the other day. I found a few ideas and some information at ...I'm sure there are dozens of sites that would be helpful. I often find that so many get a little too...well too, if you know what I mean. I usually just want recipes, and info on HOW to use it. I've yet to find anywhere that tells me the proportions of TVP to liquid, to simple reconstitute it. I have lots of ideas on how to use it, in the same way as I'd use any ground meat, if I could find an answer to that question, of proportions.


      1. re: link_930

        Try recipezaar but don't type in the abbreviation, type in "textured vegetable protein" and then check the TVP box.

        1. re: MysticYoYo

          No luck using that, Mystic. I understand that some people have been experiencing a LOT of trouble with the recipezaar site, lately. Maybe I am too, as nothing shows up.


      2. Veggie Chorizo. I haven't made this exact recipe (got one from vegan w.a vengance), but in general it's a good, healthy thing you can use in any type of mexican dish (taco, burrito etc).. even scrambled eggs. it freezes&reheats well.

        1. The same thing has been dogging me for a year! I have a bag of Bob's Red Mill TVP that my husband bought accidentally and I can't remember how to use it, except in chili. I'm so glad this came up!

          I'm going to try the chorizo recipe.

          1. I haven't used TVP in awhile - lately I'm using Yves Veggie Cuisine Veggie Ground Round.... however TVP was a staple in my chili and tomato sauces.

            Vegetarian Times is usually a good resource for me... I did a quick search and pulled up four recipes searching TVP:

            HTH :)