Augason Farms Beef Flavored Vegetarian Meat Substitute is textured vegetable protein made from defatted soy flour and is ideal for vegetarian diets. But because it features the savory taste of real beef, it can be readily used in place of meat in tacos or stroganoff, for example. After rehydrating, it should be used at once or refrigerated. This highly nutritious vegetarian meat substitute replaces ground beef, and it’s a good source of protein and fiber. Use it in everyday meal preparation, as well as a desirable part of a food storage program.