Vegetarian "Beef" Stroganoff With Vegan Beef Substitute

Beef Stroganoff
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
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This homemade vegetarian "beef" stroganoff starts with store-bought vegetarian "beef" which is then browned with onions and mushrooms. The mixture is cooked in a quick sauce of canned cream of mushroom soup and sour cream, just as a traditional stroganoff made with meat would be prepared.

Gardein brand's beefless tips is suggested, but you can use any meat substitute you like or try just using regular seitan. If you do use seitan, you'll want to brown it lightly on all sides for longer than the 6 to 7 minutes called for. And make sure it's chopped into bite-sized pieces.

You can cook the noodles while everything's in the pan, or steam some baked potatoes or rice. You will have a full vegetarian meal on the table in less than 20 minutes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package Gardein beefless tips (vegan beef substitute)
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms, or another kind of mushroom (sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup or vegan cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream or non-dairy sour cream substitute
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups flat noodles (cooked and drained)

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a medium sauté pan and lightly brown the vegetarian "beef" on all sides. This should take about 6 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic to the pan and continue to cook for about another 3 minutes.
  3. Add the cream of mushroom soup and the sour cream, stirring to combine well. Stir in the white wine and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. You may also want to reduce the heat a bit to a medium-low.
  1. Once everything is fully cooked, sprinkle with parsley and serve your vegetarian "beef" stroganoff over cooked noodles.

Additional Recipes

If you are looking for other meatless recipes—either using a meat substitute or hearty vegetables as its base—you may want to give some of these a try. Quick mushroom stroganoff with onion soup mix has similar flavor and texture to the "beef" stroganoff recipe but uses mushrooms instead of beef, and doesn't include sour cream which makes it vegan. For recipes using meat substitutes, try easy vegetarian "meat" loaf or vegan mini meatballs in tomato sauce. Both use Gimme Lean ground meat substitute.