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TVP - recipes?

Olive123 Dec 24, 2007 12:38 PM

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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    hoagy294 Dec 28, 2007 09:52 AM

    I haven't made this tourtiere with TVP yet but it's my goal before the holidays are over.

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      hoagy294 Dec 28, 2007 09:48 AM

      This is our annual Christmas Eve dinner. It dirties every pot in the house. It's not going to use a lot of TVP, but it will take care of some of it.
      Shepherd's Pie

      6 medium potatoes
      1/2 c buttermilk
      2 T parmesan
      boil potatoes, drain and return to pot. Mash, add buttermilk and cheese.
      2/3 c water
      1/2 sun dried tomatoes
      2 t oil
      1 onion
      1 red pepper
      2 cloves garlic
      1 t oregano, basil
      1/2 t cumin
      2 T soy sauce
      1/2 c tvp
      3/4 c water
      Place tomatoes in a pot with 2/3 c water, simmer 5 minutes. Drain, reserving water. Chop tomatoes. Heat oil, saute onion, garlic and spices. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 15 minutes.
      1 t oil
      1 large onion
      2 med. carrots
      2 - 4 T water
      2 c cooked lentils
      1/2 t oregano
      1 t worcesteshire sauce
      Saute onion, add carrots and water, cook 8 minutes. Stir in lentils and rest of ingredients, cook for 2 minutes.

      Set oven to 350. Place "hash" in 2 qt dish, cover with "gravy" and then the mashed potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes.

      1. maplesugar Dec 28, 2007 07:34 AM

        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: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe...

        HTH :)

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          jazzy77 Dec 28, 2007 07:18 AM

          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.

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            reannd Dec 26, 2007 02:39 PM

            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.


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              link_930 Dec 25, 2007 05:40 AM

              This may help:


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                MysticYoYo Dec 25, 2007 07:38 AM

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

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                  violabratsche Dec 25, 2007 11:54 AM

                  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.


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                violabratsche Dec 25, 2007 05:13 AM

                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 about.com ...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.


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