Homemade Tvp Crumbles

Total Time
1hr 30mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. Taste test and add spices accordingly, then mix in flour until it resembles meat loaf consistency.
  3. Heat oil, and brown mix stirring to keep even browning.
  4. I cool mine on wire racks then freeze on cookie sheets, crumble and store in freezer bags.


Most Helpful

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!

Miss_Elaine February 14, 2010

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.

Garlic Chick June 29, 2014

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!)

Herb-Cat April 25, 2010

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