Textured vegetable protein chilli

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Textured Vegetable Protein


  • TVP - textured vegetable protein
  • 1 onion
  • garlic
  • chilli flakes
  • 2 tomato cans
  • red beans (dry retain more structure)
  • more vegetables (corn, carrot, peppers, mushrooms)
  • wine
  • soy sauce, salt, pepper
  • bouillon cube
  • cheese for topping


TVP is sold in dry form in health/alternative shops. Soak in water before use.

Soak red beans with soda water, if you don't use canned beans.

Food process onion and garlic. Lightly fry.

Add TVP and vegetables. Once they have some colour, add wine and cover.

Food process tomato cans and bouillon cube. Add to mix.

Add beans and remaining ingredients.

Transfer to over, cook for 1h at 180oC and turn off to slowly cool overnight.

Top with cheese and serve with rice, nachos or couscous.

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