These tacos are so flavorful and introduce your family gradually to the health benefits of cooking with soy, thanks to the United Soybean Board!

Soy Soft Tacos


1 1/2 cups Boiling water
2 cups Texturized soy protein (TSP)
1 pound Lean ground beef
1 cup Onions, chopped
1 tablespoon Soybean oil (vegetable oil)
2 cups Tomato sauce
1 cup Canned diced green chilies
1 tablespoon Chili powder
2 teaspoons Garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground pepper
24 Tortillas
1 1/2 quarts Shredded lettuce
3 cups Fresh tomatoes, diced
3 cups Lowfat cheddar cheese
1 1/2 quarts Salsa, prepared

Serves 24


Pour boiling water over TSP.

Sauté ground beef and onion in oil until beef is no longer pink. Add rehydrated TSP, tomato sauce, green chilies, chili powder, garlic salt and pepper; mix well. Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

Prepare each serving as ordered. Wrap tortilla in clean towel and microwave at HIGH (100% power) 20 to 25 seconds. Place tortilla on serving plate, spoon 1/3 cup filling in center of each tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup shredded lettuce and 2 tablespoons each tomatoes and cheese. Fold in half. Serve with 2 oz. (1/4 cup) salsa. Makes 24 tacos.

*Recipe and image courtesy of the United Soybean Board. For more recipes featuring the goodness of soy, visit*