I am looking to reduce the consumption of meat within our household &
start intro'ing some "meatless" dishes. So far, about all I've come up
with is quiche & omelettes! If anyone has some recipes and/or ideas to
lend, it would be appreciated.
Date: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:15 pm
Subject: Meatless recipes??
I make Spaghetti and Lasagna without meat. I just use the meat Ragu Sauce.
Grilled Chesses and soup. Red Beans and rice. I have a taco soup recipe I leave
the ground beef out of. Also a 8 can soup recipe. I can post them later if you
Thanks for your reply! Would you mind posting the recipe for the taco
soup & the 8 can soup? Appreciated,
if you like oriental dishes, here's one of my favorites to make --
BAKED SPRING ROLLS
2 OZ RICE VERMICELLI
1/2 TSP SESAME OIL
3/4 CUP COARSELY GRATED CARROTS
1/2 CUP THINLY SLICED GREEN ONIONS
1/2 CUP CANNED WATER CHESTNUTS, CUT INTO MATCHSTICK PIECES
1/2 CUP CANNED BAMBOO SHOOTS, CUT INTO MATCHSTICK PIECES
1/2 CUP THINLY SLICED SNOW PEAS
1/2 CUP VERY FINELY SHREDDED SAVOY CABBAGE
1/4 CUP SUNFLOWER SEEDS
1 TBS TOASTED SESAME SEEDS
2 TSP FINELY GRATED GINGER ROOT
1 TSP SOY SAUCE
4 TSP VEGETABLE OIL
8 SHEETS RICE PAPER (8 1/2" DIAMETER)
PLUM SAUCE FOR GARNISH
COOK RICE VERMICELLI IN BOILING WATER FOR 3 MIN. DRAIN. PLACE IN A
LARGE BOWL AND TOSS WITH SESAME OIL. ADD VEGETABLES, SUNFLOWER
SEEDS, SESAME SEEDS, GINGER ROOT AND SOY SAUCE. TOSS AGAIN AND SET
ASIDE. PREHEAT OVEN TO 450. PLACE OIL IN A SMALL DISH. DIP 1 SHEET
OF RICE PAPER INTO WARM WATER FOR 15 TO 30 SEC, UNTIL SOFT. PLACE ON
A DISH TOWEL. BRUSH SURFACE LIGHTLY WITH OIL. SPOON 1/8 OF THE
FILLING ONTO BOTTOM EDGE OF RICE PAPER. FOLD BOTTOM EDGE OF RICE
PAPER TO JUST COVER THE FILLING; BRUSH SURFACE LIGHTLY WITH OIL.
FOLD IN EDGES, THEN ROLL UP, BRUSHING SURFACES WITH OIL AS YOU ROLL.
REPEAT WITH REMAINING RICE PAPER SHEETS AND FILLING. PLACE EACH ROLL
SEAM-SIDE DOWN ON A FOIL-LINED COOKIE SHEET. BAKE SPRING ROLLS ON
THE LOWEST OVEN RACK FOR 15 TO 20 MIN, TURNING ONCE, UNTIL LIGHTLY
BROWNED. SERVE WITH PLUM SAUCE. SERVES 8 = 78 CALORIES
These are easy to make and since it is mostly can stuff cheap. I keep most of
the ingredients on hand and they are easy to substitute items for.
1 Onion Chopped
1 can (16 oz) Dark Red Kidney beans, drained
1 can (15 oz) Ranch Style Beans, drained
1 can (11oz) Shoe Peg Corn, drained
1 pk Taco Seasoning Mix (I use low sodium)
1 pk Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 can Rotel
1/4 cup minute rice
3 or 4 cans of water
Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for 5 mins
Eight Can Soup
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with liquid (I use Rotel)
1 can sliced potatoes (I use 1/4 cup rice instead)
1 can cut green beans, drained
1 can Veg All, drained
1 can Vegetable soup with Liquid
1 can Hormel Chili with beans
1 can Hormel Chili w/o Beans (you can buy without the meat)
Bring mixture to a boil and simmer 15 mins.
Barbara W. in Millington, TN
We almost never have time to make breakfast's in my house, so we'll do
a meal of pancakes and eggs with cinnamon rolls once in a while.
Fetticine Alfedo is another good one. Just add breadsticks or garlic
bread, and a vegetable side. Homemade Pizza can be made without any
meat. If you like ham on pizza, you can get those cheap packages of
really thin lunch meat and just shread it over top. Those packages are
usually only around $.50 each.
Here's a casserole dish:
1 (8 ounce) package uncooked egg noodles
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
16 slices American cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the egg
noodles and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix together the tomato soup, corn, onion, and cream
of mushroom soup. Stir in the cooked noodles until well coated.
Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place slices of cheese to cover
Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted
and lightly browned.
If you're looking into cutting back but not removing meat all together,
one thing I learned is that you can add uncooked oats to any hamburger
meal. The oats soak up the flavor and get really soft when cooked, so
you don't even realize it's there. It's healthy, too.
Date: Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:07 am
Subject: Re: Meatless recipes??
You'll find PLENTY of vegetarian recipes at http://www.vegweb.com. I plan many of
my meals on that site, and it's totally free.
This is a truly wonderful site. Anyone looking for the same type of
recipes should check it out! Appreciate the suggestion & can't wait to
try some of these.
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