So what's it made with? Mushrooms, Walnuts, Maui Onions and Garlic come together to make a seriously good vegan alternative to ground beef. Flavored with my Organic Taco Seasoning and Organic Tamari... you're gonna love it. Even the young men and kiddos love it!
I'm not vegan or even close to it, but every so often I jut hit a phase of being over meat. I created this recipe in one of those phases and it just stuck around! You do need to use a food processor or some sort of chopping device to get everything chopped nice and small. Otherwise this is a very time consuming weeknight dinner!
I love to use this in Tacos or Burrito Bowls... but I honestly think you could use it with Marinara or in a Lasagne. Try it and let me know all the dishes you create with it!
1/2 Maui (sweet) Onion
2 cloves Garlic
4 large Portabello Mushrooms or two handfuls of Baby Bella Brown Mushrooms
1 cup raw Walnuts
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1Tbsp Taco Seasoning
1Tbsp Organic Tamari (or Soy Sauce)
Place the walnuts in a medium sized bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 30 mins and then drain the water off.
Preheat an iron skillet or other large saucepan on medium heat with the Olive Oil in it.
Working in batches, use your food processor to chop down the Onions and Garlic to a small dice (don't go too long and puree it!). Add these to the skillet and allow them to sauté. You want to keep this on a medium heat so everything cooks but it's burning.
While the onions are sautéing, add the mushrooms to the food processor and chop them into a small dice too. Now add the chopped mushrooms to the onions that are cooking in your skillet and continue go sauté.
In the meantime, add the walnuts to the food processor and chop those small too. You want it to be a similar texture to what cooked ground beef looks like.
Add the Walnuts into the skillet with the Mushrooms and Onions! Stirring occasionally add in the Taco Seasoning and Tamari then cook a further 5 minutes until everything is fully combined and a rich dark brown color.
It's done! Remove from the heat and add into your favorite taco shells, burritos or salads.