Vegan TVP Taco Meat

A question we get a lot here at Country Life is what is TVP? Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is an item we see here in various sizes and flavors, and is used as a meat substitute.

For many it is already a delicious staple to their weekly recipes, but for others it is a foreign concept. No matter where you fall in that, you will love this recipe! It is simple, delicious, and quick, and makes yummy tacos for all to enjoy. 

So lets give it a try! 


  • 2 cups TVP
  • cups water
  • tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1cup salsa


1.Heat water in a large pan on medium heat. 

2.Bring it to a boil, and then add the TVP.

3.Cook the TVP for 3  minutes, or until it is no longer hard.

4.Add the oil and soy sauce. 

5.Add the taco seasoning and the peppers.

6.Cook for about 5 more minutes, making sure you are stirring continuously.

7.Once the peppers are cooked to your preference, remove from heat and mix in the salsa.  

8.Serve with whatever you like and enjoy! 


You can add this taco meat to hard shell tacos, soft shell tacos, taco salad, and much more! And of course with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, and anything else you like on your tacos!

We hope you like this recipe, lt us know what you think in the comments! 

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