Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Vegan "Meat" Crumbles-Joe's Special

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A couple months ago I posted about PB2, a delicious, low-fat chocolate peanut butter. Today I have another healthy product to share with you--vegetarian meat crumbles that cook up like ground beef.  I used these to cook up one of my husband's signature dishes--Joe's Special.

Boca Veggie Ground Crumbles

These are made from soy protein and are vegan, non-GMO, and only 70 calories per serving!  I found this in the frozen foods aisle at my local Clark's Nutrition Center and decided to give it a try. 

They cook up in a skillet just like you would ground beef, and right away I noticed they smelled great! My kid even came out of her room to ask what was cooking. Even though I added no salt, onion, garlic, or anything to it, the crumbles were quite flavorful. When I cook up ground turkey etc., it can be very bland without seasonings.

The crumbles can take the place of any pretty much any recipe that calls for ground meat, but this night I was looking for a way to use up some leftover rice and spinach. While the crumbles were cooking, I reheated the rice and spinach by steaming separately. I combined the ingredients and tossed with a little soy sauce for flavor. The end result was really yummy, and so quick and easy! Mike adds one more ingredient to this when he's making the dish--chopped scrambled eggs (or rather, egg substitute).

Joe's Special recipe:

1 lb ground meat (turkey, beef, or the equivalent in vegan crumbles --about 3 cups)
1 pkg frozen spinach
3 cups cooked rice
2 eggs (or equivalent of egg substitute, about 1/2 cup)
Soy sauce to taste


Brown meat in skillet until cooked; drain (not necessary with vegan crumbles). While meat is cooking, prepare spinach according to package directions. Combine meat, spinach, and rice in large bowl; toss to combine. Scramble eggs in skillet until desired doneness; use spatula to chop into small pieces. Toss with meat mixture. Sprinkle with soy sauce to taste. 

Serves 4

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J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!

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