Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A good substitute for expensive Boca and Morning Star "beef" crumbles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add bouillon, sugar, Liquid Smoke (opt), and 1 tsp oil.
  3. Add TVP®, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Turn off heat, and let stand 5 minutes.
  5. Drain any excess liquid.
  6. Heat 2 tsps oil in a frying pan. Add TVP®, and saute` until lightly browned. Cool completely in fridge.
  7. Pack into ziplock freezer bags, and freeze. Be sure to freeze them flat.
  8. As soon as they are frozen, break the flat blocks into smaller pieces.
  9. Keep them in the freezer, and take out as much or as little as needed.
  10. Use crumbles in recipes in place of cooked, browned hamburger meat.
Most Helpful

I will post again when I've tried it, but it sounds good and I refuse to pay the high prices for meat substitutes when there HAS to be a way to make things myself. I am still on the prowl for a good burger recipe that tastes like the store bought burgers w/o meat. I will be back!! ;)

Mothergoose February 25, 2009