What is the best subsitute for meat in a recipe.

United States
November 11, 2009 4:35pm CST
I am curious.What would you use instead of meat when making a dish for a vegetarian? i eat meat and the only thing I make for dinner is reservations and yet I am curious. Thanks for your help.
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@deebomb (15347)
• 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.
• United States
12 Nov 09
Thanks. It must be hard if you once ate meat and now you can't or won't.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I do still eat meat some times but there are so many good vegetarian foods that if it weren't for my grandson it would be so easy to give it up.
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• United States
11 Nov 09
I'm not a vegetarian but I know some people eat beans or tofu in place of the meat. I've tried tofu and I didn't like it. I think it was just the texture maybe because it really doesn't have much of a taste to it.
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• United States
11 Nov 09
Thanks.You are better than I.I wouldn't try tofu but it is good to know what to use instead of meat.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I can't go there..nope wouldn't have the foggies idea....unless it's all veggies....like a veggie melt instead of a pattie melt...I like my meat....
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@marguicha (78517)
• Chile
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!