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meatles meals

Last post Sun, Jan 15 2012 12:08 PM by gayla50. 14 replies.
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    • gayla50
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    meatles meals

    we for a long long time have gone meatless at least  one meal every week 

    so what your favorite  meatless meal plan ??

    Gayla

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  • Sun, Jan 1 2012 4:43 PM In reply to

    • Becky
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    Re: meatles meals

    My mom used to make red beans, (kidney beans) and serve them with sweet cornbread, and fried potatoes and onions. I know people may say "wow, so many carbs", but it is still one of my favorites. She would cook the beans until the juices was thicker and then we would put it over the cornbread.

  • Sun, Jan 1 2012 6:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: meatles meals


    I serve these pinto beans with cornbread and rice for a great meatless dinner.


    16 ounces dried pinto beans, rinsed and picked over, soaked overnight
    1 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    2 medium cloves garlic, minced
    6 cups water, or to cover
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper

    Cover rinsed and sorted beans with water; cover bowl and let soak overnight. Drain beans; combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
    Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 to 10 hours, or until beans are tender.

    Gayla

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  • Sun, Jan 1 2012 6:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: meatles meals

    Aunt Ludie would make Kidney beans bacon and onions  sitll become the 4 year old who she taught to cook ..

    DH and boys love it and I have a grandson who its it like candy

    Gayla

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  • Sun, Jan 1 2012 7:30 PM In reply to

    Re: meatles meals

    potatoe and bean cassarole with shredded cheese on it

    tofu and veggie cassarole

    chili

     

  • Sun, Jan 1 2012 11:41 PM In reply to

    Re: meatles meals

    Scrambled eggs on toast

    Baked beans on toast

    Green pea soup and toast

    Vegetable soup home made

    Sally

  • Mon, Jan 2 2012 8:10 AM In reply to

    • babs
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    Re: meatles meals

    Mac and cheese

    Great Northern beans and cornbread

    Homemade veggie soup with a tomato base

    Babs

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  • Mon, Jan 2 2012 12:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: meatles meals

    Pasta with Baby Broccoli and Beans


    1 (1 pound) package penne pasta (I use what ever pasta I have)
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/2 whole head garlic, slivered
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    2 bunches baby broccoli
    1 (14.5 ounce) can fava beans, rinsed & drained ( have used different beans)1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta in boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.

    While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic and red pepper flakes in the hot oil briefly, about 1 minutes. Stir the broccolini into the garlic; cook and stir together for 5 minutes.

    Add the fava beans and sun-dried tomatoes and cook until the beans are completely warmed, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with the drained pasta in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese to serve

    Gayla

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  • Tue, Jan 3 2012 10:26 AM In reply to

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    Re: meatles meals

    does anyone use TVP ???

    I do use it  but not a lot ..  a friend of mine irl  uses about 50/50 with ground meat and she flavor its with Beef

    so who uses TVP?

    Gayla

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  • Tue, Jan 3 2012 2:26 PM In reply to

    • Becky
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    Re: meatles meals

    I have used it, and also mix it 50/50 or 75/25 ( with the lower number being the meat). I use it in Tacos, Spaghetti, Soups, Burritos, etc or anything that uses hamburger. There is also a some out there that is like chicken breast, and I mix that with Chicken when making fajitas. The key is to use lots of flavor. It really is pretty tasty, and can cut the cost of meat and give a meatless alternative to meals.

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