This pasta sauce uses a plant-based protein which mimics ground beef “looks” and texture, and yes, it can easily pass as the “real” ground beef.

I am not a vegetarian but got very curious about the cooking with plant-based protein that mimics ground beef, so here I am, when I saw the product, I could not pass the opportunity to try it.

I understand that there are many companies making plant-based ground beef and of course they all claim theirs to be the best in the market…I plan to try others just out of curiosity…

I believe that plant-based ground meats are not target to vegetarians…as vegetarians would not have the crave for meat or poultry…is that right?

– Have you ever tried plant-based ground meat?

I did once in the restaurant where I was served Beyond Burger, and I must admit…I was very impressed with the texture and flavor…and could be easily fooled as the real burger made with ground beef.

– What is the plant-based ground meat made of?

The plant-based ground beef “want to be” can be made from all sort of plant proteins such as soy, mung bean, pea, lentil, brown rice, coconut flour, flaxseed meal and so on and mixed with fat like coconut oil, canola oi, sunflower oil and cocoa butter.

– How should I cook plant-based ground meat?

Practically the same say you would cook “real” ground beef, by substituting the “real” ground meat for the plant-based ”fake” ground meat.  Okay, I think we better go to the recipe…


  • 1 lb plant-based ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, cut into small pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 8 oz mushrooms (any kind)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil and cheese for garnish


In a pan, add the olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic until slightly brown and aromatic.

Add the plant-based ground meat and sauté until brown breaking the pieces, first into large pieces and then into smaller pieces.

Add the tomato sauce and mushrooms, let it boil and turn the heat to low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over your favorite pasta and garnish with chopped basil and cheese if you like.

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