This was a tasty thrifty way to eat vegetarian this week. I’m often wary of meat replacements because they just never taste that great to me, but we all liked this recipe. It’s super cheap to make, about 3-4 dollars a pan which breaks down into 4 meal sized servings and you can freeze it for later use.
Ground Meat Substitute
boil the rice, lentils, salt(if using) and seasonings in water to cover by 2 inches
bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer
cook until the rice and lentils are almost tender, I cooked them about 20-25 minutes
remove from heat, pour off any excess water, there wasn't any left in mine
add the oatmeal, olive oil and the flour, combine well
bake for 1 hour at 300˚ stirring every 15 minutes or so
cool and use in place of meat in tacos or burritos
I think I finally found a way to enjoy green lentils! This is a delicious non processed, whole foods, meat replacement and I’m happy to add it to my arsenal of vegetarian recipes worth keeping.
I amended my original post to add a note about salt, I used a homemade version of montreal steak seasoning without salt. I added some salt and then added more as needed after baking it for a while.
This is the last day to enter the Mr. Bento giveaway, good luck!
Peace and Love–