What the HECK is Textured Protein and WHY you SHOULD Eat MORE of it!

Textured Protein Recipe

     Textured protein is a single ingredient item that can feed your family, keep you fuller longer for about half the price of traditional protein sources like beef, chicken or fish. It comes in loads of varieties, different shapes and sizes. And they can come from many different sources, like textured soy protein, textured pea protein, textured wheat protein. Follow along to learn this awesome recipe. If you like this recipe be sure to check out this one too! and this one!

Cooking The Protein

     I’m adding about a cup of the textured protein into a rice cooker, with a cup of vegetable broth, some coconut liquid aminos (or soy sauce), then toss the lid on, and cook these for twenty minutes. Now we need to make the sauce. I add a quarter cup of vegetable broth into a container, as well as about one tablespoon of liquid aminos (or soy sauce), and a quarter cup of my Not Steak Sauce. Mix that all together well. Then I get a frying pan on a medium/high heat, with some olive oil, a decent amount of garlic, onions, then the textured protein. This will help cook off the extra vegetable broth. 

Sauce Mixture

      In the meantime I’m going to make a cornstarch slurry which is just going to be about a tablespoon of cornstarch, a tablespoon of water, whisk that together, and set it aside for a moment. Now I’m going to cover the protein with our sauce mixture, let that come to a simmer. Once it is at a simmer, add in the slurry mix and stir that up. You want this to simmer together for a while until it really thickens up. Next, pull it off the heat, put it in a bowl, add on some green onions, maybe some sesame seeds or everything seasoning. 

So Delicious!

     Wow! This looks awesome. And it is a super cheap, super easy, protein rich dinner. I plate mine over some rice, then it is time to taste! This might remind you of Mongolian beef dish. It is delicious! This is just so tender and it tastes like pork! The whole plate I made, including the rice, is 314 calories and 24 grams of protein. This would be so nutritious with some vegetables too like peppers or broccoli or whatever you prefer! This whole dish only took me a few minutes to make, you need to give it a try! Watch the full video here!

What The Heck Is Textured Protein And Why You Should Eat More Of It!

Textured protein is an amazing meat substitute that can be cooked in so many different, delicious ways!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup textured protein
  • 1 and 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp coconut liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Not Steak Sauce
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • onions
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • Add textured protein to rice cooker, with vegetable broth and liquid aminos or soy sauce. Add the lid on and cook for 20 minutes.
  • In container add vegetable broth, liquid aminos or soy sauce, and Not Steak Sauce. Mix this together.
  • Get a frying pan on a medium/high heat with olive oil, then garlic, onions, then textured protein.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and water in little bowl and set it aside for now.
  • Cover protein with sauce mixture, let that come to a simmer. When it is at a simmer, add in cornstarch and stir.
  • Once it thickens, pull it off the heat, plate it and enjoy!
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