* 2 cups TVP
* 2 cups boiling water
* 4 tsp vegetarian “beef” bouillon powder (Frontier, Harvest Direct, etc)
* 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke (optional)
* 1 tsp sugar
* 3 tsp oil
Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Add bouillon, sugar, Liquid Smoke (opt), and 1 tsp oil. Add TVP, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn off heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Drain any excess liquid. Heat 2 tsps oil in a frying pan. Add TVP, and saute until lightly browned. Cool completely in fridge. Pack into ziplock freezer bags, and freeze. Be sure to freeze them flat. As soon as they are frozen, break the flat blocks into smaller pieces. Keep them in the freezer, and take out as much or as little as needed. Use crumbles in recipes in place of cooked, browned hamburger meat.