12 Recipes with Plant-Based Meat That Go Beyond Burgers

World's Best (Now Vegetarian!) Lasagna
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These days, veggie burgers are better than ever! But sometimes we want something different from our plant-based proteins than the basic burger. We feel the need to think outside of the... well, you know. And these vegetarian recipes feature plant-based proteins in place of meat in some of our favorite savory comfort foods — lasagna, meatballs, gyros, chili, breakfast tacos, and more!

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Vegan Spaghetti and (Beyond) Meatballs

These plant-based meatballs are made with Beyond Meat's® Beyond Beef® and served with a slow-simmered tomato sauce for a hearty, satisfying vegan meal.

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Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

"Beyond Beef® Crumbles create the idea that you are enjoying some nice sausage with your breakfast tacos," says Chef Mo. "Simple recipe to create a meat-free breakfast. Top with sour cream if desired."

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Air Fryer Beyond Meat® Brats, Onions, and Peppers

Plant-based bratwurst sausages are sliced, combined with bell peppers and onions, and air-fried. "Serve over rice, if desired," says Soup Loving Nicole.

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Vegetarian Deconstructed Peppers

"I took the traditional stuffed peppers recipe and deconstructed it and gave it a twist with taco seasoning and made it vegetarian by using Beyond Meat® substitute," says thedailygourmet. "If desired you can go completely vegan by swapping out the cheese and sour cream for dairy-free substitutes."

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Instant Pot® Protein-Packed Vegetarian Chili

This vegetarian protein-packed chili features Beyond Meat® is made quick and easy in the Instant Pot! "This faux chili made in an Instant Pot might even fool the most discerning of palates!" says thedailygourmet.

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Greek Grilled Beyond Meat® Burgers

Seasoned with Greek seasoning and topped with a homemade tzatziki sauce, Beyond Meat® Beyond Burgers(TM) puts a vegetarian twist on gyros. "Plant-based Beyond Meat® burgers with a Greek flair," says Soup Loving Nicole.

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Dutch Oven Plant-Based Cottage Pie with Sweet Potatoes

Dutch Oven Plant-Based Cottage Pie with Sweet Potatoes
Dutch Oven Plant-Based Cottage Pie with Sweet Potatoes. Buckwheat Queen

This vegan version of traditional cottage and shepherd's pies calls for lentils and imitation ground meat and is topped with sweet potatoes. "Cooked and baked in a Dutch oven to optimize flavor, streamline the method, and reduce cleanup," says Buckwheat Queen. "Leftovers are wonderful."

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Beyond Beef® Vegan Meatballs

"These plant-based meatballs with spinach, nutritional yeast, and vegan bread crumbs deliver lots of flavor," says jaybu. "We like more of a crunchy, dry meatball so these are baked in the oven without sauce, but they can be simmered on the stovetop in marinara sauce, as well. Store cooked meatballs in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months."

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Vegan Black Bean Burger Soup

"A simple plant-based soup containing sweet potatoes, black beans, and Beyond Meat "beef" crumbles," says Chef Mo. "Ready in under 45 minutes to warm you up with great health benefits!"

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Hearty Vegetarian Baked Beans

Imitation ground beef delivers just the right texture to these hearty, saucy beans. "These baked beans taste like traditional Southern baked beans with ground beef, but are completely vegetarian," says Carol Castellucci Miller.

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Vegetarian Taco-Stuffed Peppers

"These flavorful vegetarian stuffed peppers will fool even your biggest meat eater!" says France C. "The peppers are filled with Impossible™ burger, tomatoes, seasonings, and cheese and baked until tender. Top with guacamole and sour cream for the perfect weeknight meal the whole family will love. Change things up by adding corn or black beans to the mix!"

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World's Best (Now Vegetarian!) Lasagna

World's Best (Now Vegetarian!) Lasagna

At last, here's the vegetarian version of our most famous lasagna recipe made with crumbled ground meat substitute and plant-based hot Italian-style sausage! "We guarantee that meat eaters won't be able to tell the difference!" says Juliana Hale.

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