What do you think of when you hear the word vegan? Something green, bland, and devoid of taste? Though many people assume all vegans eat rabbit food, this isn’t the case at all. Here, we bring you the top 10 vegan recipes even meat eaters will love. You won’t believe these recipes don’t contain any animals products – just check them out for yourself below!
Number Ten: 5-Minute Miso Risotto
While you will need a pressure cooker to make this, it’s worth it. This risotto tastes just as creamy and savory as parmesan risotto and takes almost no time or effort. To make it, you’ll need olive oil, a shallot, garlic, arborio rice, sake, soy sauce, miso paste, vegetable stock, fresh lemon juice, and scallions. The entire dish comes together in less than 20 minutes!
Number Nine: Vegetable Lentil Loaf
An animal-free take on meatloaf, this loaf does not disappoint. To make it, you’ll need dry lentils, vegetable broth, olive oil, garlic, onions, red bell peppers, carrots, celery, oats, oat flour, thyme, cumin, ground chipotle pepper, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup. Not only is this loaf hearty, but it’s not too dense, either!
Number Eight: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Loaded baked potato soup doesn’t usually scream ‘vegan,’ but this version delivers! To make it, you’ll need cauliflower, russet potatoes, oil, leeks, celery, scallions, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, chipotles in adobo sauce, roasted cashews, almond or cashew milk, vegetable stock, chives, and optional vegan sour cream. The soup tastes hearty without being heavy, and you won’t miss the heavy cream or cheese one bit!
Number Seven: Mushroom Bacon
Bacon is something that has undoubtedly brought hundreds of vegans to their knees in moments of crisis. However, this mushroom bacon completely delivers. To make this “bacon,” you’ll need King Oyster mushrooms, canola or vegetable oil, salt, pepper, maple syrup, sugar, garlic powder, paprika, and applewood, hickory, or mesquite wood for smoking. The bacon can be served in slices or chopped up in bits.
Number Six: Philly Mushroom Cheesesteak
The ultimate 2 a.m drunk food, cheesesteaks are delicious, but they’re not exactly healthy – until now! To make this sandwich, you’ll need a six-inch sub roll, vegetable oil, vegan margarine, mixed mushrooms, an onion, a green bell pepper, ground tofu crumbles, salt, pepper, vegan parmesan, and vegetable broth. Yum!
Number Five: The Gutbuster Sandwich
Who said vegans can’t eat very much? This sandwich is super filling and will keep you full for hours. And on top of that, it’s delicious! To make it, you’ll need cannellini beans, mushroom broth, olive oil, soy sauce, wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, garlic, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, paprika, oregano, thyme, parsley, black pepper, a french baguette, a green bell pepper, a yellow onion, tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, and fresh basil. It’s a little involved, but trust us – it’s worth it.
Number Four: Chorizo Tacos
This vegan chorizo recipe is so good you might want to use it in place of actual chorizo! To make it, you’ll need extra-firm tofu, a poblano pepper, black lentils, dried chilis, raisins, chipotles in adobo sauce, tempeh, coconut oil, onions, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cloves, miso paste, soy sauce, and red wine vinegar. It might take a little extra effort than just sauteeing some actual chorizo, but it’s worth it for the results.
Number Three: Black Bean Sliders
There are thousands of recipes for veggie burgers, but this one is at the very top. To make these smoky and hearty black bean burgers, you’ll need dry amaranth, salt, thyme, smoked paprika, black beans, a red bell pepper, a serrano pepper, brown rice flour, olive oil, coconut milk, roasted red peppers, and hot sauce. Garnish with red onion, tomato, and cilantro. It’s that simple!
Number Two: Vegetables Wellington
A take on the classic beef wellington, this recipe for vegetables wellington has a character of its own. To make it, you’ll need carrots, thyme, olive oil, cremini mushrooms, shallots, garlic, soy sauce, bourbon, bread crumbs, maple syrup, parsley, tarragon, chives, cashews, vegetable stock, cannellini beans, shiitake mushrooms, leeks, celery, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, frozen and thawed phyllo dough, flour, bay leaves, salt and pepper, The preparation isn’t exactly easy, so this might be better for a special occasion, but it’s sure to impress whoever you serve it to.
Number One: Vegan Nacho Cheese
Finally, the best recipe you won’t believe is vegan has to be this one for nacho cheese sauce. It’s bright yellow and just as creamy as the real deal, so you can feel just as guilty about it afterward. To make it, you’ll need vegetable shortening or palm oil, an onion, garlic, a jalapeno, cumin, paprika, chipotle in adobo sauce, russet potatoes, roasted cashews, almond milk, hot sauce, salt, and pickling liquid from jalapenos. Devour with some chips or a spoon – nobody’s judging. Thanks for reading!