Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vegan ground beef?!

I found this stuff marked down for 99 cents (retail: $3.99) at the local SaveMart. I'm always up for trying new food, especially if it's healthy, and at that price, I had to! Way cheaper than real ground beef. I made tacos and mini "meatballs" with it. Smelled pretty amazing as I cooked it (10 minutes, tops).




Yes, it's incredibly bland, nothing that can't be solved with some seasoning. I would say it tasted amazing for 70 calories (per 1/4 cup) and being completely fat free. Even lean ground beef clocks in at about 170 calories and 8g fat for the same portion. Surprisingly has 8% fiber and 12% protein, too. Less protein than real beef, but it's a trade-off. It's made from soy. On a side note, 1/4 cup is a tiny portion, I went ahead and had 1.5 portions. I used these small corn tortillas from Costco (only 55 calories each, with 6% fiber!) & stuffed in corn, salsa and romaine lettuce. It was so messy, but delicious! Definitely not something I'd eat in public. I had a few of the "meatballs" with Sriracha (hot Vietnamese sauce) and a pinch of shredded cheese on top. Overall, a great product.

20 comments:

  1. I'm a vegetarian and I never tried these sausages because they are expensive most of the time. I usually eat tofu and beans because beans and soy are one of the cheapest sources of protein out there :D.

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  2. That actually sounds pretty good!

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  3. Don't think we have that brand here. Nonetheless, beef is beef =P

    Leo,
    http://simplykidleo.blogspot.com/

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  4. Somehow meat-free meat creeps me out.

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  5. soy meat can be real good if you prep it right. Just gotta make up for the fact its not as flavorful i guess.. but its good, and good for ya >:3

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  6. I have tried veggie beef before. wasn't terrible.

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  7. I'll try it if I can find it around here

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  8. hmm...... vege meat is alrite at the beginning... but then u mite just wanna kill ur self after a while :P.. folllowed

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  9. cheap diet food is the way to go. if it tastes bad and deters you from eating it or makes you vomit, then problems: solved.

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  10. My girlfriend loves this sort of thing, I'll definitely show her this.

    Cheers!
    Sam
    http://cg-illumination.blogspot.com/

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  11. awesome idea with the sriracha

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  12. I am actually on a diet too! Keep it up! :D

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  13. Not bad at all ! I'll have to keep an eye out for this stuff. I had a vegan chicken patty on a few occasions and it wasn't bad at all.

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  14. That sounds delicious! following :)

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  15. That looks interesting , but i doubt i'll ever try it :D

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  16. mmm good

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  17. i eat always the sheep and don't replace it.

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