You can make family-pleasing burgers with TVP following this simple recipe. Or you can use the TVP mixture as you would a ground beef mixture inside tacos. The choice is yours.
Ingredients 3/4 cup beef broth OR 3/4 cup water plus 1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
1 cup TVP
1/4 cup cooked or canned black soybeans, divided
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 tablespoons corn meal
1 packet (1 1/4 ounces) taco seasoning mix
2 to 3 tablespoons soy oil
For Tacos Omit one 1 egg and the flour.
Instructions In a medium sauce pan over high heat, heat beef broth or water and bouillon cube just to boiling. Add TVP and let stand 3 minutes. In medium bowl, mash half the beans with a fork. Add remaining beans, onion, flour, corn meal and seasoning mix. Add eggs and mix well. Form into 4 patties. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until firmed and browned on one side, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and brown second side. Serve on buns with favorite burger toppings.
Taco Instructions In large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil; heat. Add onions, stir and cook until tender. In medium bowl, add TVP, beans, 1 egg, corn meal and taco seasoning, mix well. Add to onions; stir until lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve in tortillas or taco shells with favorite taco toppings.
Notes Makes 4 servings