Beyond Meat Chili. I am again venturing into the plant based meat space, because I am so very interested in alternative meat products that can make a dish feel and taste like it has meat in it. I think that this is crucial to encouraging dedicated meat eaters to try a plant based diet. I continually read about partners who want to try an alternative eating style, but can’t convince their other half to even consider it. These products offer a compromise.
The first alternative meat recipe that I posted was the Beyond Sausage Sandwich. I honestly really liked the sausage. It definitely tasted like sausage, even though it wasn’t exactly healthy. Beyond Meat products do have additives that I prefer that my food not have and I avoid them whenever possible.
I still feel like these products are a positive step toward creating and maintaining meat free diet and this is especially true in households that have several different diet preferences. It is hard to feed a vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, meat eater and junk food eater at the same table.
As you can see by the package, the manufacturers of Beyond Meat Beef advise that the product is gmo, soy and gluten free, contains 20 grams of protein and 250 calories per serving and is lower in fat than beef.
What Are Health Reasons To Try Beyond Meat Products?
For now, I am optimistic about the future of meat free products despite the additives as research continues to improve the products. According to nutritionists, meatless products are healthier than meat, despite being processed. Even if the sodium, fat and calories are the same, the other benefits to the environment and animals are significant.
Recipes Using Beyond Meat
I am going to prepare several traditional recipes that include meat, and substitute Beyond Meat Products. This is Beyond Meat Beef Chili; you can also check out Beyond Sausage Sandwich.
Ingredients For Beyond Meat Chili
Check the ingredient list to make sure that you have everything that you need for this recipe. You will need:
- Beyond Meat Beef
- Vegetable broth
- Sweet potato
- Black beans
- White beans
- Canned tomatoes
- Almond milk
- Olive oil
Steps For Preparing Beyond Meat Chili
As with all of my Instant Pot recipes, this recipe is very simple. Essentially, saute the “beef”, onions and garlic in the Instant Pot. Add all remaining ingredients, pressure cook for 15 minutes, and done. Ready to serve.
Beyond Meat Chili
- Instant Pot
- 20 oz Beyond Meat Beef plant based protein
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 onion, minced
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 15 oz can white beans, drained
- 15 oz can black beans, drained
- 15 oz can, diced tomatoes
- 1 sweet potato, chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme
- Saute onion, garlic and beyond beef in olive oil in Instant Pot. (See notes for directions to cook on stove or in crock pot.
- Add remaining ingredients. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Release pressure naturally.
- To serve, top with fresh thyme.