Super high in Protein!!! Ounce for ounce this actually has close to the same amount of (complete!) protein as 70% lean ground meat, but with way less fat.
Sooo… I had a goal! I wanted to make a vegan ground “meat” that would taste delicious AND at the same time would be an excellent source of complete plant protein; I wasn’t just going after a satisfying flavor, if i’m going to call it a ground meat substitute, I was also going to provide comparable nutrition to ground meat.
Result: 2 oz (1/3 cup) has 9 grams of complete protein, 4 grams net carbs and 6 grams of fat (good fats); at only 110 calories per serving, that is 80 less calories the ground beef, and not to mention 11 grams less fat!
1 large eggplant (21 ounces)
2 packages of sliced crimini mushrooms (total of 16 ounces)
2 tbsp avocado oil (or any high heat oil)
1/4 + 1/2 tsp salt divided
1 package 8 oz “Tempt Original Extra Firm Hemp Tofu”
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup onion 1/2 inch cubes
1 garlic clove minced
2 scoops “Genuine Health brand fermented vegan protein+ powder, unsweetened & unflavored”
10 tbsp no-chicken broth, or any vegetable broth
10 tbsp water
cooking oil spray