Taco/Burrito Filling


1 c. water
1 c. textured soy protein (TSP)
1 T. vegetable oil
1 t. garlic salt
1 t. onion powder
1 t. oregano, ground
1/2 t. cumin, ground
1 T. ketchup
4 taco shells or tortillas


Boil water in a medium-size saucepan, and add TSP to rehydrate. Mix in oil and seasonings. Remove from heat and stir in ketchup. Place in taco shells or tortillas with any other desired fixings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, etc. (see box) Serves: 4 (1/2-cup servings).

Nutritional Information:

Calories per serving: 100; protein: 12.6 grams; carbohydrate: 6.5 grams; fat: 3.8 grams; cholesterol: 0 milligrams.

Uva Mason is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who chose Loma Linda University (LLU) to complete her educational requirements to become a registered dietitian. She worked with LLU School of Health faculty member Georgia E. Hodgkin, who is a regular contributor to Vibrant Life, on this article.

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