Vegan ground “meat”/Tortilla recipe
So, I have been struggling to let go of my meats this week guys. Tacos are one of my favorite meals and the craving for them has been real but, I refused to let my cravings get the best of me so I went on a hunt to find a good meat substitute that I could make at home. To my surprise (not really) there was not one that made me feel like I would get that real ground turkey feel. After doing some research and following my instincts I decided to use 3 of the things that come as close to meat as it can get, cauliflower, mushrooms, and walnuts(this one I got from the vegans). I knew that all three items provided their own meaty texture and would be necessary to get the feel that I wanted.
It is a slight tedious to have to blend each item on it’s own but necessary. Be sure not to over blend your walnuts or you will have walnut butter (I almost did this). I gave the seasonings I use for my tacos but you can absolutely use your own. I do think it’s worth mentioning I’m known for having the best tacos lol so it wouldn’t hurt to give my seasoning mix a try. The best part about this “meat” mixture is that you can use it as a substitute for any recipe that would require a ground meat. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you enjoy them. I would also recommend trying your hand at homemade tortillas, I promise you won’t ever want store bought tortillas again. I placed my easy go-to tortilla recipe below as well.
Vegan ground meat
Place your cauliflower, walnuts, and mushrooms and pulse until fine and resemble rice. Do this one at a time for best results, and be very careful when pulsing your walnuts or else you’ll end up with walnut butter lol.
In a large pot heat EVOO over a medium heat and add your onions, garlic, and peppers once oil is hot. Stir for 3-5 minutes and add your ground “meat”. Add in your seasonings and stir until seasonings are fully mixed in. Side note: You can use any seasonings your prefer for your "meat"
Turn your heat up to a medium/high heat. This is important to avoid your mixture having a ton of unnecessary water (mushrooms and cauliflower have very high water content). Allow this mixture to cook for about 5-7 minutes. Serve on tortillas or in a salad and enjoy.
Easy tortilla recipe
In a large bowl mix mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in butter using pastry cutter or a fork. Stir in water slowly until dough is slightly sticky, but manageable. If dough is too sticky add 1-2 tbsp of flour. Roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
Take dough out of fridge and pull off a small amount(or large if you like bigger tortillas) and roll into a ball. Place ball on a lightly floured surface and roll out to your desired thickness.
Place tortilla in a hot non-stick skillet. Once it starts to bubble flip to other side and cook until golden brown.