I use Quorn mince a lot, it doesn't have any specific meat flavour (its probably closest to beef) but it does taste very good and meaty none the
I like using it because;
a. It takes hardly any time to cook at all, even from frozen, it takes 5 or less minutes to cook in a hot pan with some oil.
b. Its high in protein but has pretty much no fat, so although it is very filling, you don't have to worry about your weight when you eat it. Protein
is also a natural hunger supressant so if you are trying to lose weight or just want to cut down on the fat in your diet, its a healthy and good food
c. Its cheap- you can get a lot of mince out of a single bag.
d. It lasts forever if you freeze it.
e. You can use it in so many dishes- so far i have used it in cottage/shepards pie, pasta and mince, spagetta bolignase (sp?) on toast and in
burito's and taco's- the posibilities are endless.
f. Its easy to flavour.
g. You don't have to worry about things like food poisening from undercooking it like you do with meat.
The only thing i would say that is bad with it is that its quite dry as it does not have any animal fats in it to give it any moisture- so you need to
add a little water or sauce while you are cooking it to give it some moisture and bulk it out a bit.
My recipe for a great quorn mince is;
1 bag of quorn mince
4-6 diced tomatoes
4-5 thinly sliced spring onions
5 table spoons of tomato pasta sauce (any tomato based pasta sauce is great, from tomato and basil to roasted vegetables or mushrooms or peppers
3 table spoons of soy sauce
1 table spoon of worstershire sauce
1-2 table table spoons of olive or sunflower oil
a dash of water
2 large crushed and chopped cloves of garlic
salt, pepper or mixed spice to taste
1. Heat oil and garlic in pan until they start to fry- add bag of mince.
2. Stir mince a lot and add the worstershire, soy sauce and pasta sauce and a dash of water and continue to fry for a couple more minutes until whole
mixture is hot and sizzling.
3. Add tomato, spring onion, salt and spices and continue to cook for around two minutes more.
4. Serve and enjoy- you can either add the mince to other recipe's like pasta or burito's or just eat it on its own etc
Although i am not a vegetarian, i eat this mince a lot due to the reasons stated above, its also good because my fiance is a vegetarian but he
thoroughly enoys the mince and so do i, so its good that we can have the same sort of meals together and enjoy them
Edit: picture of quorn mince if you are interested to know;
Their main website;
[edit on 8-1-2007 by Tokis Phoenix]