Can be used as a vegetarian side dish, or to stuff roasted peppers. Use low fat cheese to cut fat and calories. It is high in protein and can be made low in calories. Either serve as is, or use as a stuffing for roasted bell or poblano peppers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the texturized vegetable protein and boiling water. Set aside.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray with cooking spray. Add onion, and cook just until it begins to brown. Add the garlic, and cook for a minute. Stir in tomatoes and cumin. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened.

  • Stir the TVP into the tomato sauce along with the chipotle peppers. Remove from heat, and stir in the shredded cheese. Serve as is, or use as a stuffing for peppers.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 31.2g 62% DV; carbohydrates 8.5g 3% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 32.3mg 11% DV; sodium 581.7mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I'm giving it a five but I did make some changes. I added some dijon mustard and light soy sauce to the tomatoes and onions. I put the TVP in a small glass casserole dish and then spooned over the tomato mixture and sort of pressed it into the cracks between the pieces. Then I put just over a cup of shredded marble cheese over top and baked it for 15 minutes at 350 then on broil for a couple minutes to finish it off. I really enjoyed this meal but my boyfriend hated it. I think he's just scared of it! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2006
This is the kind of recipe that wasn't bad enough to throw away but wasn't good enough to make again. It was a little heavy on the TVP for me I would recommend using an extra tomato and maybe even a little tomato sauce. Also maybe some more cheese? Read More
(9)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I'm giving it a five but I did make some changes. I added some dijon mustard and light soy sauce to the tomatoes and onions. I put the TVP in a small glass casserole dish and then spooned over the tomato mixture and sort of pressed it into the cracks between the pieces. Then I put just over a cup of shredded marble cheese over top and baked it for 15 minutes at 350 then on broil for a couple minutes to finish it off. I really enjoyed this meal but my boyfriend hated it. I think he's just scared of it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2006
This is the kind of recipe that wasn't bad enough to throw away but wasn't good enough to make again. It was a little heavy on the TVP for me I would recommend using an extra tomato and maybe even a little tomato sauce. Also maybe some more cheese? Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2014
I thought this was nice. I had some TVP and wanted to use it up so I made these. Made them into burgers by adding some egg whites and a few bread crumbs Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2011
Great recipe - I didn't have the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce so that probably would have made it taste better but it was still really good for such a healthy dish. I also used 1/3 less fat mexican blend cheese. I used it for stuffed peppers but ended up liking it better just by itself. Great healthy recipe; I will definitely make it again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2016
Really pleased to see a recipe for TVP. I haven't made this but wanted to share the following: reconstituting the TVP with a seasoned liquid makes for a more flavorful dish. For example: tomato or enchilada sauce; bouillon or broth. For chili I make the chili first then ladle off some liquid to reconstitute the TVP then add back to the chili. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2018
It was a nice change from my oatmeal for breakfast. I will make it again. Read More
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