Recipes for vegan meat crumbles offer an economical solution to making quick and easy, delicious meals. And, if you’re really looking to save money while eating a healthy diet, homemade vegan meat crumbles are the way to go. This recipe is simple and easy to make, using ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry — and it’s a great way to get creative with your own flavors. Why homemade vegan meat crumbles are a great addition to your recipe book: If you’re looking for a healthier option to ground meat in recipes like meatballs, spaghetti, or tacos then homemade vegan beef crumbles are a great addition to your recipe book. You can make these vegan meat crumbles with: textured vegetable protein (TVP) a soy-based product that’s made from defatted soy flour the complete protein source that doesn’t include meat, try chickpea protein
If you’re more of a fan of chipotle’s rather than mushrooms try blending roasted red peppers and onion into your vegan meat crumbles, or use canned chickpeas and a little chili powder or cumin to spice things up. Substitute of ground beef If you would rather make your vegan meat crumble with beans or other plant-based protein, simply blend drained black beans with onion and spices (the same spices you would use to season ground meat) and mix. You can use cumin, chili powders, paprika, oregano, or any other spice blend you have on hand and blend to create a satisfying and delicious sauce. For example: if instead of using soy sauce you wanted to use teriyaki-style sauce, you first cook the onions with a little chili powder and soy sauce. Then, transfer it to a blender along with the cooked and drained beans. Blend together and transfer fully to a bowl with a mixture of spices. Alternatively, meat crumbles may consist of tofu, chickpeas, edamame , or beans. Either way, you will want to cut the toppings into bite-sized pieces to prevent them from clumping together. Tofu and edamame are based on proteins for many sauces and traditional side dishes and they are local bargains. Duplicate the base protein and flavor of the recipe above and you’ve essentially made vegan meat crumbles. Now all you do is mix them together. With a little creativity here and there, these no meat crumbles can be made to your preferences and provide an alternative to ground meat in cuisine all over the world. The health benefits of a vegan diet The health benefits of a vegan diet are numerous, and they’re a great way to add protein to your diet while reducing your meat consumption. Some of the common benefits may include: High in fiber Low in cholesterol Better heart health Lower cancer risk Helps to main weight Stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods offer a wide selection of vegan meat crumbles. As they’re typically dry ingredients you’d typically add in a slow cooker, a homemade vegan meat crumble works especially well for busy families. This recipe serves four to five hungry adults well and can be doubled or tripled depending on the size of your slow cooker. The vegan Polish meatballs I grew up eating are delicious and comforting. However, the key ingredient is not the meatballs themselves but the potato dough that’s swirled in and cooked in ovens for hours. It’s this dough, not the actual meatballs, that gives these delicious, warm meals their signature flavor. If you can stand the texture of real potato flakes, these vegan meatballs would be a breeze to cook. Making it taste good It’s easy to get caught up in taste and give up on your health goals if you don’t know how to make healthy food taste good. But it isn’t as hard as you think! You can still have the same flavors as your favorite meals, just in healthier, more nutritious ways. Even if you are a meat-eater, the option to switch to vegan might be tempting. With the current pandemic, a lot of people can’t have meals together. While you might be able to connect through cooking, there are other options that are just as fun! Playing with flavors is a great way to have fun with healthy cooking too. You might not always end up using the same spices to season your food. But trying new flavors will keep your taste buds happy.
Cooking method for tofu crumbles: Prepare tofu crumbles by placing tofu on a cutting board and chop them into bite-size pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and onions, and cook, stirring often, until onions are golden and caramelized, 4 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, bay leaf, basil, chili powder, and oregano and cook, stirring often, until tomatoes are slightly wilted, about 4 minutes. Add veggie broth, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, until sauce is reduced to desired consistency, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with raw seared tofu for texture. Is this vegan recipe healthy? Yes! For a healthier version of vegan ground beef, you should use only onions, mushrooms, and a gluten-free soy-free blend in place of bread crumbs. Ways to indulge yourself with this recipe... I love to eat tacos on taco night. (And I love the way vegan ground beef cooks in its own juices and becomes so tender and delicious!) I also adore pasta dishes! This tasty recipe serves as a great meat substitute in marinara sauce or on its own with hot pasta. Storing the leftover vegan ground beef Ground beef is one of the most versatile items to have on hand. It can be used in a variety of meals and sauces and is a great protein-rich addition to almost anything you eat. For the best results, try freezing ground beef. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a few days or frozen for up to two months. I found a great creative way to use up any ground meat that isn’t needed for tacos or burgers. It can be used as a delicious and nutritious vegan protein alternative in frittatas, quiches, lasagne, and cheese sandwiches! Vegan meat brands trusted and tested by others The brand name has a lot more to it than just the name when it comes to meals. You are looking for something to rely on for delicious cooking. Hence, why we handpicked these few brands that keep popping everywhere. #1 Beyond Meat Let’s hit you up with a fact, to begin with. Beyond meat has 1 million+ followers on Twitter. Check out this quote below by Ethan. Straight off it makes you think to shift towards vegan meals. Source: Twitter Other than the great following and quote, beyond meat offers tons of vegan meat recipes to go with their products. Their product range is massive and no wonder why people love them. Here’s one review snippet to support the fact that Plant-Based Meals taste delicious but not for everyone. #2 Boca Burgers Boca offers three types of plant-based meat products Patties Burgers chicken nuggets Check out this recipe is to die for Source: Instagram Similar to all big brands Boca has also made its place on social media platform Instagram . You can find lots of recipes at your fingertips. You can buy the following plant-based meat products from Boca Burgers American Veggie Burgers Chicken Veggie Patties Vegan Veggie Burgers Original Veggie Crumbles Chicken Veggie Nuggets #3 Gardein Looking for delicious meatless food? Garden has an array of plant-based options you will love. Besides being able to order online, you can also find these tasty treats in over 1,000 grocery stores nationwide. They can offer the products in the following categories: Chick’n and Turkey Beefless and Porkless Fishless Meals & Soups Plant-Based Jerky Source: Twitter Their social media followers have grown up to 53.7K on Twitter at the time of writing this article.
Some interesting item you can find are: Ultimate Plan Based Chick’n Fillets Georgia Style Chick’n Wings Nashville Hot Chick’n Tender Teriyaki Chick’n Strips Barbecue Chick’n Wings Chipotle Lime Gingers Spicy Gochujang Style Chick’n Wings Seven Grain Crispy Tender Mandarin Crispy Chick’n Turk’y Cutlet Chick’n Scallopini #4 Lightlife Lightlife was founded back in 1979 and has grown into a solid brand. This brand similar to others on our list produces plant-based foods. These are then used for plant-based diets to serve vegan friendly community. When you think about it there are plenty of vegan options these days. Lightlife offers vegan products in the following categories: Plant-based Burgers Bratwurst Sausages Buffalo Tempeh Strips Smoky Tempeh Strips Three Grain Tempeh Flax Tempeh Plant-Based Meatballs Smart Sausage Chorizo Smart Deli Ham Breakfast Patties Breakfast Links Smart Deli Bologna Chicken Fillets & Tenders Source: Pinterest Get inspired, visit their social media page on Pinterest to check out some delicious vegan recipe ideas. Their followers may not be great in numbers, but their recipes do surely look appetizing. #5 Morningstar Farms They have been making and innovating veggie foods for the past 40 years now. What a great way to connect with the world on plant-based products. Let’s dig into starter options… Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles Grillers Crumbles Chick’n Strips Chorizo Crumbles Sausage Style Crumbles Veggie Meatballs Followed by some great burger options… Grillers Prime Veggie Burgers Spicy Black Bean Burger Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers Basil Pizza Burgers Original Veggie Burgers Meat Lovers Vegan Burgers Lastly, a great selection of chick’n items… BBQ Chick’n Nuggets Chick’n Nuggets Buffalo Chick Patties Original Chick Patties Zesty Ranch Chick’n Nuggets Sweet Mustard Chick’n Nuggets Source: Instagram Their Instagram page is also flooded with loads of great recipes and they have 49.4k followers to date. Is gluten-free an option for vegans? Most of these brands mentioned above are conscious of their vegan customers’ demands and dietary requirements. Assuming that some of them already offer gluten-free options and if not, perhaps this is something being considered. I did not go into detail researching specifics about gluten-free products and their availability for vegans. However, I am quite certain it is a possibility. If I do happen to find any gluten-free vegan products offered by these brands, I will add them to this list. Feel free to contact me if you have got a tip or information about gluten-free diets or products. Nutrition facts vegan meat newbies For some of us, nutrition facts matter more than others. If you are one of those, the great news is these companies have got nutrition facts listed on their websites. It means you can easily access them at a time convenient to you. Sometimes it is important to be mindful, especially if your body is unable to digest certain plant-based proteins. Make sure to consult with a dietitian for expert advice to avoid health concerns. In saying that vegan meat crumbles or began diets, in general, are rich in nutrients and a balanced diet is appropriate. The meals, recipes, and brands discussed in this article are merely a reference based on my research. You most definitely do not have to use any of the above-mentioned brands or their products. I am open to suggestions if you would like to see some more brands on our list. Conclusion There are many recipes for vegan meat crumbles that you can try out, but the one discussed here will give you a great place to start! I remember the first time I tried vegan meat crumble. I wasn’t expecting it to taste like the real thing, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was tasty! I decided to try to make vegan meat crumble on my own and I think this recipe is a great place to start. It’s quick, easy, and if you follow the steps, it makes a giant batch of food that you’ll be able to barely keep track of how much you ate. Plus, the taste is incredibly close to the real thing — if not exactly identical.