Prepare the TVP:
- In a bowl, combine the TVP granules, vegetable broth or water, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes to rehydrate and absorb the flavors.
Sauté the Filling:
- In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
- Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute until fragrant.
- Add the diced bell pepper and sauté until slightly softened.
Cook the TVP Mixture:
- Add the rehydrated TVP mixture to the skillet and stir well to combine with the sautéed vegetables.
- Cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the TVP is heated through and the flavors are well combined.
- Stir in the drained diced tomatoes and optional sliced jalapeños. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes to let the flavors meld.
Assemble the Tacos:
- Warm up your taco shells or tortillas according to package instructions.
- To assemble each taco, place a spoonful of the TVP filling in the center of the shell.
- Top with shredded lettuce or cabbage, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, and any other desired toppings.
- Serve the TVP tacos with lime wedges and salsa or hot sauce on the side.
- If using cheese, sprinkle it over the taco filling before adding the fresh toppings.
Enjoy your delicious and protein-packed TVP tacos! Feel free to customize the toppings to your preference and add extras like guacamole, chopped onions, or black beans for even more flavor and texture.