If you’ve cut back on your meat consumption, we commend you. Giving up beef in particular is a great choice because of how resource-intensive it is to produce red meat. If you miss the taste and texture of beef, we’ve got you covered with lots of recipes that will surely remind you of your old favorites. Here are some vegan recipes to try if you miss beef.
1. Vegan Goan Beef Curry
If you are the type of person who likes to plan ahead, then this is the dish for you. If you are serving to a group, make the curry the day before, which gives the flavors a chance to meld together.
2. Vegan Goulash
Goulash is a Hungarian classic that is made with beef. To get a similar taste and texture, use textured soy protein chunks or strips, red bell peppers, red chili pepper, garlic cloves, paprika, tomato paste, and other ingredients.
3. Beef-Style Vegan Stew
Perhaps you remember the taste of warm, creamy and comforting beef stew from childhood, whether it was homemade or from a can. You can still taste that comfort with this this beef-style stew recipe.
4. Traditional “Beef’ Stew Recipe
Here’s another beef stew recipe, complete with your veggies like carrots, celery and potato.
5. Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon with the Boxer
Seitan has a chewy texture that is similar to beef. Use it for this meaty recipe along with carrots.
6. Vegan Sloppy Joes
Most of us enjoyed sloppy joes as a kid, because they’re fun to eat and are super delicious. Re-create your childhood favorite with this recipe, which calls for tempeh.
7. Vegan Jackfruit Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Believe it or not, the texture of jackfruit is ideal for making the beef of a Philly cheesesteak sandwich!
8. Best Ever ‘Steak’ Sandwich on the Planet
Serve this to any meat lover or make it for yourself if you are missing beef a lot lately, because this sandwich just might be the best ever on the planet. The photo looks just like a real steak sandwich!
9. Vegan BBQ Lentil Meatball Sandwich With Sweet Miso Coleslaw
This sandwich would be perfect for a picnic for a backyard barbecue. You will make a barbecue sauce out of ketchup, vinegar, and the coleslaw from vegan mayo, vinegar, miso paste, and agave nectar. Don’t forget to put the chips on the side!
10. Vegan Buffalo Tempeh Meatballs
Mostly anything that is cooked buffalo-style is amazing. Now that it is football season, this dish is an excellent appetizer or snack for your game day.
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