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Vegetarian Mushroom Meat

Vegetarian Mushroom Meat

This basic recipe for a meaty, peppery mushroom mixture can be used in many dishes, such as ‘Mushroom Meat’ Turnovers and Tomato ‘Mushroom Meat’ Lasagna.

Makes about 2 1/4 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz fresh mushrooms (Baby Bellas are recommended.)
  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 c shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 4 oz vegan crumbled ground ‘beef’ (Lightlife Smart Ground Original)

Directions:

  1. Coarsely chop mushrooms and onions. Working in one or two batches, place them in a food processor. Pulse until thoroughly processed into a coarse pulp.
  2. Saute the mushroom mixture in the oil over medium-high heat, until much of the water is cooked off (around 10 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and add cheese and pepper; blend. Taste this mixture to determine if salt is needed.
  4. Incorporate ground beef substitute. Use immediately in recipes, or wrap tightly and refrigerate. Use within a day or two.

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