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TVP Vegan Taco Meat


  • 2 cups Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) small granuals
  • 4 cups Boiling Water
  • 2 tsp Granulated Onion or powder
  • 1 tsp Granulated Garlic or powder
  • 2 TB Tomato Sauce
  • 2 TB Soy Sauce
  • 1-2 tsp Smoked Paprika or Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Vegan "Beef" Bouillon (optional)


  • Add 4 cups of boiling water to TVP in a large bowl.  Cover bowl and let sit 20 mts. until TVP is soft.  
    2. Heat a non stick pan to medium-high.  Drain TVP, and add to preheated pan along with all other ingredients.  Stir well to incorporate.  
    3. Cook, making sure to lift up from bottom.  It will lose moisture and start to brown.  A non stick spatula works well for this.  Stir occasionally  and cook about 15 minutes until consistency is to your liking.  
    4. Taste, and add extra seasonings from the ingredient list if needed.  And salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy! 
    vegan taco meat in skillet