First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef

First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef


Alright, so tonight I attempted to make homemade beefless beef. I love the Trader Joe’s brand of it, but I always seem to need it when I’m out. I keep TVP in the pantry at all times and most of the beefless beef have TVP as the main ingredient. When I am at the stores I tend to scan all the ingredient lists and sometimes I am just grossed out, so I don’t buy them (Note to self: make list of all non-meat meat I hate and like).






Beefless Beef: 
1cup TVP

7/8cup of hot water

2tbsp dried onion

1tsp of garlic powder

1tbsp soy sauce

2tbsp worcestershire sauce

splashes of oregano

– once I made up the TVP and then added all the ingredients I then added a mixture of guar gum to thicken the mixture and added 2tbsp of nutritional yeast to help it out. Honestly, the premix tastes pretty good considering. I placed it into a ziploc and threw it in the freezer. Mark and I will try it out sometime this week with enchiladas or something.


🙂 First attempt down, will update on how it actually tasted.

Some of the ingredients 🙂


Ok, so I know it doesn’t look appetizing at this stage. Just imagine it mixed into sauce! Or as meatballs!


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