TVP®* - Textured Vegetable Protein (R)
is a Concentrated Soy Protein Food containing 50% Protein. It can be mixed with
hamburger as an extender.
Order Natural TVP®* Natural textured Vegetable Protein is the natural color of soybeans.
Order hamburger color TVP®* (caramel color added to look like
Textured Vegetable Protein Hamburger Extender
Soak 1 cup TVP® in 3/4 cup hot water. Mix with 2 pounds hamburger.
TVP® Bean Burgers
1 cup granulated textured vegetable protein(TVP®)
3/4 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 cloves garlic, minced
15 oz can refried beans (or 2 cups of homemade
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey or sugar
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon oregano (optional)
2 tablespoons margarine or oil, for frying
In a large bowl combine the TVP®, boiling water and ketchup. Stir it all
up. The TVP® will absorb the water and ketchup, so let it rest a few minutes to
do so. When the TVP® has plumped up, add all of the remaining ingredients except
the margarine or oil. Mix everything together very well. The mixture will be a
little sticky. Shape into about 8 patties. If they are very sticky, you can coat
them in a little extra flour. You can fry them right away, or let them chill up
to 24 hours. When you are ready to cook them, heat the margarine or oil in a
large skillet and fry the patties on both sides until they are crispy brown.
Serve like a burger on a bun. Or spread ketchup on top and eat plain like a
cutlet. These burgers have a good chewy texture, and the flavor is just
*TVP® is a registered trademark of