10 Minute Tvp Tacos (Modified - Hot Single Guy Version)

Total Time
13mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins

I guess I should rephrase that. It's not just for single guys, or hot ones for that matter, I modified the quantity for a single person and made it more spicy. This is based on the 10 Minute TVP Tacos recipe posted by Queenkungfu http://www.recipezaar.com/10-Minute-Tvp-Tacos-289559 but modified, partly because I didn't have taco seasoning mix on hand, I wanted a "cooking for one" recipe, and I just can't seem to follow instructions. Aside from the water and TVP, quantities are approximate since I don't measure much.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup textured vegetable protein, the ground beef granules style
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon diced onion
  • 1 12 teaspoons taco seasoning (see instructions if you don't have any)
  • 14-12 teaspoon cayenne (adjust to taste) (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 18 cup red pepper, cut into 1 inch strips
  • 4 slices medium onions, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce or 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 14 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tortillas
  • taco seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 12 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 12 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (to taste)

Directions

  1. The taco seasoning ingredients are to be use if you don't have any pre-mixed taco seasoning, but if you do, then just omit them and add a bit more cayenne to taste. The taco seasoning ingredients will yield enough to make this recipe four times, so mix, measure 1/1/2 tsp and save the rest.
  2. Dump the water (adding a couple of teaspoons more water would be a good idea), diced onion, beef or vegetable boullion, tvp, spice and yeast flakes in a 1 quart sauce pan and heat on medium low heat, stirring continually until almost all the water is absorbed.
  3. Add the olive oil and sliced red peppers and onions, stirring continually and fry for a couple of minutes to just soften the onions.
  4. Add the salsa , stir to warm it up and remove from heat.
  5. This mix is enough to generously fill 2 10 inch flour tortillas.
  6. Cut the tomatoes in strips or dice them as a garnish, and sprinkle some cheese on top, then wrap it up and enjoy. You can also add shredded lettuce if you have some. I didn't.
Most Helpful

Thanks for posting. I made a batch of this today for a taco salad in a fried tortilla cup. I didn't add the peppers and onion in the second step since I was not putting it in a taco. I needed to add more than 1 1/2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning, but maybe because I used a commercial one, not the one posted in the recipe. Great "taco" flavor, Urban Gourmet, I'll use it again.

Garlic Chick June 29, 2014

This was really good. I this in taco salad. I also used the recipe for the taco seasoning. I found out at the last minute that I was out of paprika so left it out, but was still good. I know it will be even better the next time when I put the paprika in. I'm new to TVP so was thrilled to find a recipe for tacos using TVP. Thanks so much for sharing.

Connie Lea January 24, 2013