Earlier than I turned vegan I liked my steaks and pot roast. Each Sunday for years I cooked a pot roast within the sluggish cooker (crock pot) and through the use of a unique number of accompanying greens, I had a unique tasting meal every time.
Then I turned vegan for well being and moral causes and, wow, did I miss my pot roast. Then someday I made a decision to purchase the vegan “beef-less ideas” I had seen many occasions however had not tried. I got here up with the next recipe and liked it. I name it goulash however it is rather just like cubed pot roast with gravy.
Earlier than attending to the recipe, we should talk about the primary ingredient, the beef-less ideas. I’ve solely seen one model of this, so that’s what I’ll handle. There could also be others obtainable however I’ve not seen them. The one I discovered is made by “Gardein”. It’s labeled “house type beef-less ideas” and is available in a 9 ounce package deal. I discovered it in my space at a number of giant supermarkets within the “meat-less” frozen meals part. I think it might even be obtainable at many well being meals or different shops that carry vegan/vegetarian merchandise.
In accordance with your location, you might not have the ability to discover this product. If that is your state of affairs, you’ll be able to substitute any vegan meat-less product that matches the next. I might not use hamburger substitutes because it tends to crumble. So search for a meat substitute that may keep agency throughout cooking. Additionally, your substitute ought to be as thick as attainable, ideally in chew measurement or bigger chunks. O.Okay. To the recipe.
2 cups vegetable inventory or water (see instructions)
1 cup carrots, sliced or cubed
1 cup celery, cubed
half medium onion, diced coarsely
2 giant potatoes, reduce into 2 inch cubes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/Four teaspoon cumin
1 package deal (9 ounce) beef-less ideas or substitute
1 tablespoon cornstarch
salt and black pepper, to style
1. For those who would not have vegetable inventory you should use 2 cups water and Four-6 vegetable bullion cubes.
2. Place vegetable inventory in a big soup pot on medium warmth.
three. Add carrots, celery, potatoes and onion. Deliver to a boil, scale back warmth and simmer till greens are tender (about 10-15 minutes).
Four. Add garlic, cocoa powder and cumin. Stir till cocoa powder is dissolved.
5. Add beef-less ideas
6. Dissolve cornstarch in ¼ cup chilly water and add half to the pot. Stir whereas watching the thickness of the gravy. Add extra cornstarch as wanted to get the thickness you need. If too thick, add vegetable inventory or water.
7. Season with salt and pepper to style.
Serve scorching with cornbread, dinner rolls or garlic bread.
Make certain to place the beef-less ideas in close to the top of the cooking time. Don’t overcook.
The one tough a part of the recipe is in buying the quantity and thickness of the gravy. If the liquid will get low (boils away) add extra vegetable inventory. When you’ve got an excessive amount of gravy, prepare dinner slightly longer. And, above all, style as you prepare dinner. Do not overdo the salt. Let your style be your information.