Vegan Mock Meat Delish

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This is a very versatile meat substitute a you will see by the photos. You can use it like patties, you can cut it into strips and drop it into your favorite sauce to get all the juicy, saucy goodness and use it as a delicious side dish. You can chop it and drop it into spaghetti-style sauce and use it to top anything from rice to pasta, to potatoes. Enjoy!

1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 cup cracked wheat, cooked to the consistency of rice
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 medium raw potato, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1/2 cup walnuts
Salt to taste
1 cup whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 tsp. garlic powder (of 1/2 tsp. if you don't like things savory)
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
2 Tbsp. cornstarch (as a binder)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

In a blender, put the potato, the onion, walnuts, cilantro, the brown rice and the wheat and process with just enough water to turn the mixture into a smooth paste. Scrape into a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and enough water, little by little, to form a dough that is neither too stiff nor too runny. Taste for salt an adjust to taste.
Grease a skillet with olive oil, just enough to cook the mock meat. Form patties with your hands and drop into the hot skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides.
You can use them as is, they make a wonderful and savory addition to sandwiches, pita pockets, burritos and wraps, or turn them into amazingly juicy and tasty strips and chunks by simply cutting them lengthwise or into cubes, and dropping them into a sauce until they absorb some of the juice flavor, then add them to whatever you like!

This is what they look like after you first cook them in the skillet. You can use them like this or drop them into sauce!

This is how they look when you cut them into strips and drop them into sauce to get juicy and saucy!

This is what they look like then you cut them into chunks and cook them with tomatoes, onion, red and green peppers and sauce until they soak up the juices and become tender and flavorful!

You get the point!

Let me know if you make this delicious meat substitute in the comments and tell me how you made it and what you had it with, it will be wonderful to find out how you prepared it!

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Deborah Smikle-Davis said...

I just hopped by from Healthy Vegan Fridays to see your yummy vegan mock meat. I love this healthy recipe. I haven't tried mock meat before so I can't wait to make this. I'm pinning and sharing!

Kyra Howearth said...

This is so creative! I thought it was going to be made with seitan, but I'm pleasantly surprised to see that it's not :) this mock meat is so versatile, I love all your ideas for using it!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you so much +Deborah Smikle-Davis, I'm glad you found us. This recipe is very easy and super tasty. Enjoy!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you +Kyra Howeath, we are vegan too, and love savory and easy, so that is the keynote of our recipes. Hope enjoy this one, is delicious!

Kim said...

This really is versatile! And I love how many veggies you incorporate into this. I like the idea of making a meat substitute at home instead of buying it and this looks great!
Thank you so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Friday - this recipe is being featured this week. I'm pinning this!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you +Kim so much! This one is really yummy and you can use it in many, many ways! Think of it paired with rice, pasta, potatoes, and whatever comes to min, it goes great with bread and in tortilla wraps also!