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Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
I have been a vegetarian for the last 4 years, and missed some of the things I used to eat. Chicken fried steak is one of them; so through searching recipes and my own experience with "fake meats", I created this awesome recipe. It tastes just like the real deal, especially with country gravy (McCormick has a mix that doesn't have any meat).
- 12 ounces light life beef veggie crumbles (vegetarian ground beef)
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 red onion, chopped
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sauteed
- 2 teaspoons Braggs liquid aminos or 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (or other thickening agent)
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- Mix"beef" crumbles with eggs, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, red onion, mushrooms, Bragg's (or soy sauce), 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 Tbs steak seasoning.
- Form into meatballs, only slightly flattened.
- Brown in a pan with about 2 Tbs oil (3-4 minutes).
- Allow to cool (a plate with a paper towel on top works best).
- For batter/breading mix water, flour, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, thyme, cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp salt, yeast (or thinkening agent).
- Allow batter to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pan (do"drip test" of batter into hot oil to be sure if it's hot enough/too hot, ect) on medium heat.
- Dredge"meatballs" in batter and shake off any excess.
- Fry 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides.
- Place on paper towels to drain.
- Goes great with mashed potatoes and gravy.
- Hope you enjoy!