Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 10reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by TheRealGeorge Great value for the money when used correctly Will this replace 10$/lb steak? â€“ no Will this reduce the amount of ground meat you consume, saving money and reducing animal fat intake? â€“ yes Will anyone notice? â€“ probably not as long as you don't totally replace the meat with TVP.I recently purchased both the Augason Farms Emergency Food Beef & Chicken so will be post the same review for both as the only difference is the flavor and color. While the word â€śEmergencyâ€ť is in the product name, this appears to be standard TVP [textured vegetable protein]. I purchased this not for emergency food (which can be a good idea) but rather to both save money with hamburger reaching $3.50/lb, and to cut down on the amount of animal fat I consume. This appears to be a good quality product, and can replace one-half or more of the animal products with little or no change in the flavor or texture.If you make meatloaf the chicken TVP does a good job of replacing the veal in the mix. The beef TVP does a good job of replacing up to about ★˝ of the ground beef used in chili or tacos, and most people won't notice a difference. Will be trying chicken salad next, and possibly tuna salad.The main problem I had was finding the proper way to reconstitute, and how (much) meat to replace in my usual recipes. The web has plenty of information [Google on TVP for > 8MM hits] but most of this is vegan with total meat replacement, as was the TVP cookbook I got from Amazon.My suggestions are for Wal-Mart to include information on how to reconstitute, how [much] to substitute for meat in existing recipes, some example recipes, and to include this as a standard store item now that meat is getting so expensive. 08/26/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LDS641950 Good addition to food storage. Recently added this item to my food storage menu. Haven't tried it yet. 09/06/2014