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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 214.9
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 728.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.5 g
  • Protein: 19.9 g

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Slow Cooker Meatless Taco Filling

Submitted by: JULINC
Slow Cooker Meatless Taco Filling

Introduction

This recipe uses TVP (textured vegetable protein) and beans instead of meat for taco filling. My kids and hubby LOVE it!! This recipe uses TVP (textured vegetable protein) and beans instead of meat for taco filling. My kids and hubby LOVE it!!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 Cup TVP (textured vegetable protein)
    1 cup Salsa
    1 cup black beans
    1 cup fat free refried beans
    1/2 packet reduced sodium taco seasoning
    1 cup water

Directions

Add all ingredients to Crockpot, stir to completely wet TVP. Cook on high for 4 hours. Simmering in the crockpot makes the TVP soak up the flavor of the seasonings and the salsa.

The calories/nutritional info is just for the filling. Hard or soft taco shells, chips, and veggies, etc will be additional calories.

You can cut the sodium in this recipe by making your own taco seasoning. There is a recipe for this on SparkRecipes. You can also choose to use dry black beans and cook them yourself, which would cut the salt from using canned beans. Rinsing canned beans before putting them in the crockpot can reduce the sodium by up to 40% as well. And of course, making your own fresh salsa would also cut down the salt. Those changes do up the preparation time quite a bit, but it does remove a lot of the sodium.

My kids and husband just LOVE this recipe! They actually prefer their tacos meatless now. Miracles do happen! :)






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is an amazing recipe!! I recently decided to go vegetarian and have been really missing meat. This definately satisfies my craving for ground beef tacos!! I used a can of organic black beans and organic chili beans. I used my own spices: garlic, onion poweder, chili powder, gr. red pepper - 2/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband will only eat meat and never eats leftovers. I made this recipe with tofu crumble and he had 5 tacos the first night, and had left overs 2 other days! I cant thank you enough for this recipe!!! - 8/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I used lentils instead of beans and omitted the refried beans. I make this all the time now and save leftovers to top homemade nachos, or brown rice and quinoa with salsa, cilantro, sour cream, or whatever else. It is so tasty! A wonderful go-to recipe. - 5/19/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Instead of opening two cans that would not get used, I used one can of refreied black beans. I thought it was good, but family wasn't thrilled. - 5/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The only thing I would change for next time would be to cook it on low. My high setting scorched the bottom a little bit. Otherwise, fantastic, great flavor and texture. Made some amazingly delicious tacos. - 11/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The only change I made was to replace half the water with an equal amount of tomato sauce. It was wonderful and my husband didn't even realize it was vegetarian. - 4/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used only "Taco Seasoning (Low Sodium Substitute)", submitted by APRILDAWN678, Morning Star Crumbles and salsa in small crockpot for 4 hours. Added it to the cheese enchiladas I was making and it was amazing! My very picky husband ate the rest of the mix with corn chips- - 11/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great. My husband loved them, (he's been worried since we decided to go vegetarian that food wasn't going to taste good anymore. This recipe proved him wrong). - 8/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have TVP or black beans on hand. I used Morning Star Crumbles (vegetarian) and kidney beans. Yum. - 3/6/10

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  • This is yummy supreme! I love the chewy texture of TVP but the bland flavor is uninspiring. This slow-cooking technique solves that problem and the refrieds and the whole black beans takes it over the top. Thank you! - 8/23/13

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  • what is TVP? One cup of cut up veggies??
    - 8/5/13

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  • I think that I will make this into burritoes and freeze them for work. I'm always looking for good freezer recipes. - 1/20/13

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  • We made this for a group of meat eaters 12 of them. I 4x the recipe and it was a hit they have asked for it again. One of my favorite dishes. - 5/21/12

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  • I have to agree with the other reviews, this is a great recipe. I used dry beans and added 2 additional cups of water. Still cooked it for 4 hours on high and it came out perfect. Because I didn't use canned beans, I probably should have added a touch of salt. I used Newman's Own Mild Salsa. - 5/15/11

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  • Cannot say enough! Totally fooled the non-vegitarians in the house. - 11/13/10

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  • I just made this recipe for the first time. Great texture and flavor and super easy to make. My husband is eating this straight from a bowl! Will definately make this again. - 10/24/10

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  • Great recipe. I used an entire can of black beans and skipped the refried beans. Using burrito seasoning instead of taco seasoning is an idea to try! - 6/27/10

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  • I added also a can of fire roasted tomatoes instead of the water. So very very good, I will make this again! - 3/24/10

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