Mushroom 101: Subbing for Ground Meat
Want an easy way to increase nutrients in your recipes, while keeping them low-cal and cholesterol-free? Stretching meat with diced mushrooms is a healthy trick to increase nutrition in your meals, while also stretching your budget. Our Phillips Gourmet 1/4 in. Diced Tru-Roast Mushrooms (#2222) are diced, roasted, moisture-reduced and then frozen so theyâ€™re ready to use in your recipes. Simply use what you need for your recipe and store the rest in your freezer.
Meat > Mushroom Ratios
If you’re wanting to replace meat in recipes, just replace a quarter to a half the amount of meat with Phillips Gourmet 1/4 in. Diced Tru-Roast Mushrooms (#2222). So, if a recipe calls for 1 lb. of meat, you will use 1/4 lb. to 1/2 lb, adding more as needed.
If you’re wanting to extend the meat, just add enough mushrooms to equal the measurement you need. So, if you need 3 cups of meat but only have 1 1/2, you will use approximately 1 1/2 cups of mushrooms. Feel free to add more to the dish as needed.
Try swapping in these recipes:
- Ground Beef Penne Bake
- Homemade Hamburger Patties
- Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
- Ground Beef Tacos
- Chili Pasta Bake
- Homemade Chili
- Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
Mushroom Ground Beef is a simple way to extend ground beef for your favorite recipes while adding more nutrients (and flavor!).
Mushroom Ground Beef
- 1/2 lb. Phillips Gourmet 1/4 in. Diced Tru-Roast Mushrooms (#2222)
- 1/2 cup Flav-R-Pac Chopped Onion (#5772)
- BBF Avocado Oil (#3516), as needed
- 1 lb. Childer’s 85/15 Ground Chuck (#2549)
- First, heat the oil in a pan and caramelize the mushrooms and onion, about 10 minutes.
- Then, add the ground beef and continue to sautee until the meat has browned.
- While the meat cooks, add seasoning for desired recipe.