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Tvp Chili

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My family of 3 boys and my husband refuse to eat anything "healthy"...well I made this tvp chili, but did not tell them what was in it. Well between the 4 of them they finished the pot. So excellent!! Easily used to "fool" non vegetarians!













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free


1 cup TVP (Texturized Vegetable Protein)
boiling, to cover
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
chili powder
1 green bell peppers
1 onions
2 cloves garlic
or balsamic vinegar
16 ounces tomatoes
16 ounces red kidney beans
1 can, drained and rinsed, or up to 2 cans
8 ounces tomato sauce
chili powder
to taste
1 ½ teaspoons basil


Soak about 1 cup of TVP in boiling water, to cover, with several tbsp taco seasoning, extra chili powder, and salt to taste. Let it sit until the TVP has soaked up much of the water and flavor from the spices.

Meanwhile, sauté 1 chopped green pepper, 1 chopped med/large onion, and 1 to 2 cloves finely chopped garlic in wine or balsamic vinegar until the onion is translucent.

Stir in one can of diced tomatoes (~16 oz), one or two cans of drained and rinsed kidney beans, one can of tomato sauce (8 oz), chili powder, and ½ to 1 teaspoon dried basil (or several chopped leaves if fresh).

Drain excess liquid from the TVP (so there isn't a puddle of water. it can still be wet) and add to the rest.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or more.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Jamestown, United States
 over 3 years ago

"My family of 3 boys and my husband refuse to eat anything "healthy"." -- If you are serious about this, save yourself before it's too late. See a lawyer and dump this pack of irrational losers. Unless you want to spend the rest of your life being a nurse.

Minneapolis, United States
 about 1 year ago

How much balsamic vinegar? There is no measurement.

Newark, United States
 3 months ago

Great recipe!!! My kids loved it!!! They’re not vegan and didn’t even even miss the meat or complain about the tvp. Win, win!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 225g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1126% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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