What is the best subsitute for meat in a recipe.
• United States
12 Nov 09
There are several brands of fake meat on the market. They are made from whole flour gluten, seitan,Textured Soy Protein (TSP). Baco and morning star or two that come to mind. They make imitation burgers, chicken, bacon, lunch meats. Some of them or quit good and taste almost like the real thing but don't have the same texture. They are good for someone trying to give up meat but have a hard time. Depending on the recipe your planning to make you could just leave the meat out too. Lasagna can be made with spinach and leave out the meat for example.
11 Nov 09
I have a friend that is vegetarian and I never make anything with meat substitutes for her. Instead of that I use all kinds of dairy products and veggies. I can make a very nice minestrone without meat. I use a veggie cube for flavour and put the usual veggies and legumes. The pesto and the parmesan cheese do the rest. YUMMY!!! Have a lovely day!