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!