Do you remember the Tamale Pie recipe I posted here last week? Readers Gene and Linda commented that they might substitute TVP for the ground beef in the recipe. Since I had never heard of TVP, I headed over to Google in search of an answer. Here’s what I found:
TVP is short for Textured Vegetable Protein. The product contains just one ingredient: defatted soy flour. TVP is wildly popular among certain vegans, as it makes a fine plant-based substitute for — you guessed it — ground meat.
Is TVP safe to eat? From reports I’ve read, people who are allergic to soy, or who have certain medical conditions affected by soy, should not eat TVP or any other soy-based product. For the rest of us, TVP seems an excellent source of plant-based protein when consumed in moderation.
Need more information about soy? Check out the above clip from “The Doctors.”
Wanna watch a hunky vegan body-builder (he’s my doppleganger!) discuss the benefits of TVP? Click the play arrow.
And finally, finally, here is my video recipe for some incredibly delicious TVP Burgers! If you’re able to try them, I hope you’ll post your review in the comments field below.
Here’s the printable: