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Vegan TVP Chili Mince

TVP Mince is definitely something I've been wanting to try since starting on my plant based journey, I also think it's a good dish for those starting out and transitioning to eating more vegan foods, as it closely resembles a child mince dish you may be more familiar with, like Chili Con Carne. So it could make your transition easier, and you might even be able to try it out on the meat-eaters in the family!

TVP is described as a texturised vegetable protein made from defatted soy flour. It's very low in fat and high in protein.

The 500g packet indicated that it made 5 serves, however I used just 150g and made 7 serves out of that! So as much as it's good to read nutritional labels, the serving sizes aren't always representative of what you end up using and eating. So I was very impressed with how far I managed to get this TVP to go for very low calories, sugar and carbs, whilst still being high in protein. Bulking it out with extra veggies makes this a well rounded meal. Serve with brown rice, quinoa or on it's own.

I hope you give it a go...

Jo x


Vegan TVP Chili Mince

(Serves 7 - 1 cup size portions)

1 & 1/2 cup TVP (150g)

1 & 1/2 cups boiling water

1 vegetarian 'beef' style stock cube

Soak TVP in a bowl with water and stock cube for 5 minutes until liquid is absorbed

1 onion diced

2 tsp crushed garlic

1 Tbsp chill powder (more as desired)

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp granulated stevia

1/2 tsp salt

1 tin diced tomatoes 400g

1 tin black beans (rinsed and drained)

140g tomato paste (3Tbsp)

1 zucchini grated

1 red capsicum diced

1 cup boiling water

Ground black pepper to taste

Sauté onion and garlic in a tsp of coconut oil for 2 mins

Add spices, stevia, salt and pepper and stir until fragrant

Add Prepared TVP, and all other ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes until flavours are well combined

Taste and adjust spices to suit

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