We love using whole food ingredients to replace meat in recipes and one that we find ourselves using again and again is mushrooms. They’re much cheaper than processed faux meats and they work in so many recipes–slice them as an alternative to steak, chop them finely and combine them with cooked lentils for the perfect ground beef substitute, or simply grill them as-is and put them on a bun for a meaty (but meatless!) sandwich.
Here are some of our favorite recipes that replace meat with mushrooms.
Lentil Mushroom Burgers
This lentil-mushroom combination is one of our favorite substitutes for ground beef.
Beer-Marinated Grilled Mushroom Tacos
Topped with pepita relish and vegan chipotle crema, these tacos are sure to be a hit at any barbecue.
Mushroom Bourguignonne Pot Pie
A vegetarian version of beef bourguignonne in convenient pot pie form!
Mushrooom-Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Meaty mushrooms and lentils take the place of ground beef in these slow cooker cabbage rolls.
Mushroom Chickpea Paprikash
Instead of chicken, we use mushrooms and chickpeas in this classic Hungarian dish.
Portabella Mushroom Fajitas
The meatiness of portabellas make them a perfect candidate for replacing the steak in fajitas.
Cabernet Portabella Burgers
A rich wine glaze takes these grilled portabellas to the next level.
Spinach Mushroom Enchiladas
There's no chicken in these enchiladas--they're stuffed with mushrooms and spinach instead.
Vegetarian salisbury steak? Yup! You have to try it to believe how close these are to the real thing.
Loaded Veggie Nachos
Mushroom "meat" and fresh vegetables take these nachos from snack to meal.
Lentil Mushroom Meatballs
These vegan meatballs have become a staple in our freezer.
Grilled Portabella Muffuletta
Traditional muffuletta ingredients top a grilled portabella.
Baked Ginger-Mushroom Wontons
We skip the minced meat and use mushrooms to fill these crispy baked wontons.
Meaty Mushroom Marinara Sauce
Mushrooms add substance to this simple pasta sauce.
Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup
This creamy soup calls for mushrooms instead of turkey or chicken.
Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteaks
These cheesesteaks are one of our most popular recipes and it's easy to see why!
Shallot and Shiitake Gravy
No more sad, bare mashed potatoes!
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