100g Hot & Savoury Tomato + Herb w.400ml boiling water
400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
400g tin Red Kidney Beans (rinsed and drained)
1 large red onion chopped
2 medium peppers chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
Mixed Mexican Spices or chilli powder
Fry the garlic, onions and peppers in large non-stick pan/wok until softened.
Add the ground meat substitute, breaking up to desired crumble sizes
Add spices and ensure all ingredients are coated.
When meat is browned, add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
While simmering, in a large bowl, make up H&S, stir and cover.
Add H&S mixture to the pan stirring all ingredients together.
Add Kidney beans and decent amount of HP and Tabasco.
Cook on medium heat an additional 20 minutes, topping up with water or stock if needed.
Season to taste during cooking if needed.
I made this to share with friends and served with tortilla bread and chips along with a dip made from 3 medium (or 2 large) avocados mashed and mixed with lemon juice and 150g of vegan cream cheese. If you wanted to add a little more texture to the dip you could add a small tin of sweetcorn kernels (rinsed and drained). Very simple and filling meal to make. We had this as a main meal but would serve more if used with rice/baked spud etc.
I’ve not tried any of the meat alternatives for many years as I did not like the texture of them. I did notice a Beyond meat in sainsbury’s yesterday. Think it was burgers though. Perhaps I should give another try.
You can do the mains then and I’ll do the puddings.
Beyond and Impossible are both really very good meat analogues I prefer Beyond personally. Cooking with it yesterday - it behaves in just the same way as beef mince and keeps its flavour better in my opinion. They do burgers, sausages, meatballs and mince (blocks or ‘crumbles’). They have a great chicken alternative too but I think its exclusive to KFC restaurants in the US at the moment.
Hi will check out soon when I next shop.
I have been using Vivera chicken tenders recently which I warm and put on nice toast or use in stir fries or a mild curry.
I have also added them to Hot and Savoury with good results.
Thanks for the good tips Phil.
I have to be honest, I have (repeatedly) fed friends and family with quorn beef in chillis, home made burgers, spag bol, lasagne, and none of them has ever noticed lol.
The only time anyone was aware was when my mum realised she had no steak mince in the freezer and I was making some mince and onion pies for my dad. He went to his grave not realising he’d eaten a vegan meal lol
Hi my husband is a meat eater and always will be. However he tries everything I make for myself and surprise surprise he actually prefers some of it. He always defends me when people mock my way of eating asking if they have ever sampled a vegan diet. I never criticise anyone else but you sure do get a lot back. I’ve followed a vegan diet for so long so I’m quite happy and content. I never feel I am missing or crave anything as there are now plenty of alternatives available now a days.