tvp "cheesy" quesadillas (was "tvp flavoring issue" now with my solution!)
I made a bowl of tvp with the hope of making it "beefy" and good for a taco or quesadilla (only veggie in the house but i like to share!). I added Kitchen Bouquet, fajita seasoning, onion salt (maybe a bit too much of this it turned out a bit saltier than i expected), soy sauce (tiny bit), and black pepper. It needed a bit of zing so I added a bit of chipotle sauce from a can of chipotles. at first it didn't seem enough so i added double the amount. now it's um...a bit too spicy. i suspect there is little that can be done about the spiciness..maybe mixed with some canned chopped tomatoes or fresh tomato? and then mix with "cheese"? oh and maybe add some nutritional yeast to the tvp? i'd like my kids to like it too, but if it's too spicy they won't touch it. maybe mash up some black beans (or maybe i have a can of refried in there somewhere) and mix a little bit of that in (i have A TON of beans in my house but I can seldom make them taste palatable).
i suppose i should have just looked up a recipe but usually i can do this on my own. haha. just looking for any additional ideas or advice? i'll browse recipes to see if there are some ideas i can use. :) ( i think the reason it's not working out quite as planned as I don't usually try to take a mexican route with tvp, i usually make it more "asian" or for pasta)
thanks guys and gals! *hugs*
oh! one more question. my mom also sent me bags of several different sizes of tvp (like "chicken" chunks, etc). however most of them are unflavored. i've been vegetarian for 12 years however i have NEVER tried to make tvp "chicken like" in flavor. any tips on how to do that? thanks!
If you have access to the "un-chicken" broth granules, mix some of those in.
For the spice, yeah, serving with something really bland like plain beans or potatoes or rice would help.
If your kids are picky and yet contrary, like my hubby, serving it and saying, "I don't think you'll like this" will usually assure clean plates. Because people love to prove you wrong! LOL