Impossible Beef Kebabs with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
by Analiese Trimber
- Baking dish
- Large pan
- Small pot
- 12 oz Impossible Ground Beef
- 1 cup Dry white rice
- 4 Tomatoes
- 2 ½ tbsp Olive oil
- ⅓ cup Diced onion
- 2 tbsp Fresh parsley
- ½ tsp Garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp Ground turmeric
- ⅛ + ½ tsp Salt
- ⅛ + ½ tsp Pepper
- ⅛ tsp Sumac (optional)
- ½ Cucumber (optional)
- 1Preheat oven to 450°F. Place tomatoes in a baking dish and toss with ½ tbsp olive oil, ⅛ tsp salt, and ⅛ tsp pepper.·Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until soft, flipping halfway through.
- 2Prepare rice to package instructions.
- 3In a medium bowl, combine onion, Impossible beef, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, parsley, garlic powder, sumac, and turmeric.
- 4Form Impossible beef mixture into oval-shaped patties.
- 5Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a nonstick pan. Make sure the bottom is completely coated with oil. When pan is hot, add Impossible beef patties. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and flip. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until done.·Serve with rice, roasted tomatoes and optional cucumbers.
When the Vegan Meat Tastes Like the Real Deal
Middle Eastern food is hands down one of my favorites. I love how nuanced certain dishes can be depending on the geography of where someone is from within the region. I noticed this a lot with meat kebabs and began to order this dish at every Middle Eastern restaurant, from Lebanese to Persian. Like any food I enjoy at a restaurant, I always like to take some time to try and figure out how to recreate it in my own home. After a couple of times of making beef kebabs, I felt like I finally got the flavors down.
Because I want everyone to be able to indulge in my favorite dish, I took advantage of Impossible beef now being available in grocery stores, and adapted my beef kebab recipe to be totally vegan! This meat substitute is a lifesaver if you’re looking for a hearty alternative. The scientists at Impossible Foods have really made a product that is wonderfully close to real ground beef, opening up the idea of veganism to a wider group of people.
These Impossible beef kebabs are extremely flavorful and taste just like the real thing. I season them with diced onion and fresh parsley, along with fragrant spices like turmeric and sumac. I chose to serve the kebabs with some easy roasted tomatoes and white rice, two things I noticed came with many different renditions of kebabs I’ve encountered out at a restaurant.
If you’re looking for something “saucy” to add, this meal would probably taste amazing with a little dollop of hummus or tahini. I haven’t tried it personally, but can you ever go wrong by adding hummus to anything? Enjoy this filling plant-based meal that’ll keep you going at 22 grams of protein per serving – the perfect meal to make on a night where you have a little extra time, instead of popping a meal from our vegan meal delivery in the microwave.