Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
I love this recipe because now I can make and freeze these crumbles and never have to read the labels again to see if there is something in it that I can't eat. It is flexible and can be spiced for any type of dish that you would make using a hamburger substitute. Egg could be added to make patties. Sprinkled on salad is wonderful. Enjoy!
- 2 cups textured vegetable protein (textured vegetable protein)
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1⁄4 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon Braggs liquid aminos, liquid amino acid or 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 cups boiling water
- whole wheat flour, for binding (handful)
- olive oil, for browning sauce
- Place tvp, wheat germ, curry powder, cayenne, salt, and garlic in large glass bowl. Pour in boiling water, cover and let sit for 1 hour.
- Taste test and add spices accordingly, then mix in flour until it resembles meat loaf consistency.
- Heat oil, and brown mix stirring to keep even browning.
- I cool mine on wire racks then freeze on cookie sheets, crumble and store in freezer bags.
This was my first time using TVP, and it was much easier than I thought! I don't buy the brand name, prepared crumbles because of all the additives in them. These are perfect! I eliminated the curry, becasue we don't like it, and substituted a tsp of our favorite "McCormick" blend. I forgot the flour, but it seemed to not matter. I just made homemade red sauce with my added crumbles, and it was fantastic! The texture is excellent! I still had two containers to freeze. Thanks Joysain, I will be making these again!
Made a batch of this today and was pleased with the results. I followed the recipe but did not need the whole wheat flour because I thought the mixture had gotten a bit dry in the hour that it sat. I sauteed mine with finely chopped onions and enjoyed the flavor. Seems like it's not too salty so can still take on more flavorings or salt when I remove it from the freezer to cook with. Made a batch of "taco meat" with it and found it to be quite tasty. Thanks for posting, Joysain, I like your recipe.
Delicious and cheap! Great recipe! It's so nice to have pre-measured amounts of "ready" TVP in the freezer. The bf said they were good and tasted just as good as real ground beef (win!)