Minced TVP Pitacos

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Minced TVP Pitacos

Minced TVP Pitacos

Hi friends! Welcome to Veganbell’s experimental food series. Today, I’m featuring a recipe for minced TVP pitacos – a tasty twist on traditional tacos.

For those who may not be familiar, TVP (or Textured Vegetable Protein) is a soy product that is often used in vegan and vegetarian dishes as a meat substitute. It has a rich, umami flavor and is great at absorbing other flavors, making it a perfect addition to these pitacos.

To make these pitacos, we start by toasting some pita bread with a bit of olive oil. Then, we add a cooked & spiced mixture of minced TVP and top it with freshly squeezed key lime, freshly chopped cilantro, pickled onions, chopped tomatoes, and shredded cabbage. The combination of flavors is simply divine!

This is a fun and easy recipe to make, and it’s sure to be a hit with both vegans and non-vegans alike. Give it a try and see for yourself just how delicious it is.

Let’s go!

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Minced TVP Pitacos

Simple and delicious vegan minced TVP pitacos recipe
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Course -Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine -American, Mexican, Universal
Keyword -taco, tacos, tvp
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -12 minutes
Total Time -22 minutes
Servings -8 pitacos
Calories -241kcal
Author -Veganbell



  • Set a saute pan over medium heat. Add olive oil.
  • Once it's hot, add garlic + onion and stir-saute for 2-3 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Add tomato paste + cumin powder + smoked paprika. Stirring continuously, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the TVP and stir-cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add mushroom powder + water + salt + pepper + soy sauce + rice vinegar. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the TVP is juicy.
  • Time to assemble. Toast your pita breads and add the TVP mixture + cabbage + tomato + onion pickle + cilantro. Drizzle lime juice.


  1. If you can't find shiitake mushroom powder, simply grind dried shiitake until it's powdery.


Calories: 241 kcal | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Protein: 12 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Sodium: 608 mg | Potassium: 265 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 461 IU | Vitamin C: 13 mg | Calcium: 108 mg | Iron: 3 mg
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If you liked this Minced TVP Pitacos recipe, check out this delicious Vegan Lentil Burger recipe I posted earlier.

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