6 Meatless But Meaty Vegan Recipes

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Even after we go vegan, it’s totally natural to crave the foods we grew up on, even if they involve animal products. After all, a lot of us were omnivores for decades before learning about veganism and deciding to adopt a more compassionate lifestyle! Though not everyone wants to emulate meat-like tastes and textures (and that’s ok!), it can often be helpful for people who are transitioning. Or, hey, some of us just love a good plant-based burger!

The good news is that it’s totally possible to recreate many of those foods without the cruelty, cholesterol, and climate impact. It’s easy to make a great veggie burger from scratch, or you can use various meat substitutes.

Here are a few meaty vegan recipes that might feel nostalgic–and are certainly substantial and filling.

Reuben Quesadillas


Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

from Hot for Food

Barbecue Seitan Sandwiches


Photo: Avant Garde Vegan

The Meatiest Vegan Meatballs

from Avant Garde Vegan

Photo: Mississippi Vegan

Apricot Glazed Tempeh

from Mississippi Vegan

Vegan “Big Mac”

from Hot For Food

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