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TVP Vegetarian Beefy Crumbles

TVP Vegetarian Beefy CrumblesThis is a basic vegetarian version of ground beef, made from dry textured vegetable protein granules (TVP) and dried eggs, items you can keep on your pantry shelves as staples.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups of crumbles.


  • 1/4 c dried egg powder
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1 c TVP plain soy granules
  • 2 tsp beef style broth and seasoning mix (such as McKay’s)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2tsp browning sauce
  • 4 drops smoke flavoring
  • 1tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the dried egg powder in the water until smooth.
  2. Add TVP and stir well.
  3. Add beef style broth mix, vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, browning sauce, smoke flavor, nutritional yeast, paprika, garlic, pepper and bay leaf.
  4. In a large, heavy skillet, bring this mixture to simmering over medium low, stirring well.
  5. Turn the heat to low and simmer, stirring often for about 10 minutes or until the water is completely dissolved and the mixture loses some of its stickiness.
  6. Cool and remove the bay leaf.
  7. Cover or wrap carefully and store in the refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to two months.
  8. Add to your favorite recipes as desired.

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