If you are looking to start a healthier lifestyle journey, then this recipe is for you. This vegan one-pot meal is simple, yet delicious and nutritious.
Lets Talk Mushroom 🍄
Who would have taught that I would be eating mushrooms? Growing up as a child, we often referred to wild mushrooms often observed growing in our backyard as “duppy umbrella;” duppy in Jamaiaca is what we call ghost.
Even though the duppy umbrellas may not have been edible, we often feared touching them because they were thought to deadly or harmful.
While edible mushrooms may not be the most appealing looking food, believe it or not, they are a source of good nutrition; all they need is a little flavor of love.
Mushrooms are a good source of Vitamins, Minerals, and phytonutrients. Here are some nutrition facts of these white spongy meaty fungus.
Beyond Meat: A Delicious Meat Alternative.
You will most often come across meat alternatives such as BEYOND MEATS brand in Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market. I have read a lot of great reviews. This is my first exploration with this company.
I have tried Texture Vegetable Proteins (TVP) vegans meats and the texture and flavor were not so great. But this spicy sausage from Beyond Meat is delicious and a great addition to your Meatless Monday meal plan.
They are ideal for Vegans, Vegetarians or those who wants to lead a healthier dietary or Meatless Monday lifestyle.
Beyond Sausage is vegan certified and surprisingly do not contain any soy. But most importantly, they are tasty and you can not tell that they are not real meat. I gave my mom some of this dish and she had no idea that this was a vegan meatless meal.
The Beyond Meat plant-based spicy breakfast sausage patties are low in calories and are a good source of protein (11 g/2 patties). However, 1 serving (2 patties) contains 12 g of fat with 4.5 g coming from saturated fat.
Based in the ingredients listed, my educated guess is that the “expeller-pressed canola oil” and the “refined coconut oil” are the main contributing ingredients to the fat content of the patties.
Even though coconut oil is plant based, the oil is saturated. Saturated fats that are most often found in animal meats such as beef and pork can lead to heart and cardiovascular diseases.
There has been controversy for years around the health implications of consuming too much coconut oil. I grew up seeing my family cooking with coconut oil; most times it was home made. But, I still think that this product is healthy. Moreover, the fat content contributes to the product’s flavor and texture profile.
Beyond Meat Spicy Sausage In Mushroom Orzo Pasta: A One-Pot Meal.
Meatless Monday: Vegan Beyond Meat Spicy Sausage Mushroom With Orzo Pasta.
- Deep Sauce Pan
- Cutting Board
- Garlic Presser
- Metal Spoon
- Cutting Board
- 16 oz. Orzo Pasta
- 1 box Beyond Meat spicy sausage patties 6 patties
- 16 oz. Whole White Mushrooms, sliced
- 3 tbsp Canola Olive Oil
- 6 seeds Pinmento All-Spice
- 1 small Onion, diced
- ¼ cup Red Bell Pepper
- 4 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
- 3 cups Warm Water
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Salt
- Using the cutting board and knife, dice onion and bell pepper. Use the garlic press to mince the 4 cloves of garlic. If you do not have a garlic press, just finely minced using the knife.
- In the saucepan, heat oil and pimento seeds for 1-2 minutes over low heat.
- Add the diced onion and minced garlic to heated oil mixture. Allow onion mixture to sweat for another 2 minutes.
- To the onion and garlic mixture, add the turmeric powder and stir. Continue cooking over medium heat for 1 minute.
- Add the sliced mushrooms and diced bell peppers. You can slice mushrooms to your desired thickness. The mushrooms in this recipe were sliced to around 2-3 mm in thickness.
- Mix well together and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove sausage patties from the box and placed on cutting board.
- Cut each patties into ½ to 1 inch cubes.
- To the mushroom mixture, add the cubed sausage and cook for another 2 minutes, while occasionally stirring.
- Pour the 3 cups of warm water and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- After cooking for 3 minutes, add the orzo pasta. Bear in mind that orzo pasta cooks very quickly. Stir and cook for another 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Make sure you stir frequently with metal spoon to avoid burning.
- Orzo becomes translucent and soft to touch when done. Remove from flame and serve.
Beyond Meat Vegan Sausage One-pot Meal.