Friends, as a bonafide, meat loving carnivore, I must say there are a few vegetarian/vegan friendly foods on the market I enjoy for a variety of reasons. The first thing I want to know is if the product tastes good. If it is a vegetarian product, I do not care if it really tastes like the meat it is supposed to be replacing. I just want to know if it tastes good.
Next, I want to know if the product is any healthier than the actual meat product it is replacing. For example, I have tried Morning Star Vegetarian Corn Dogs, and while I found them to taste real similar to actual corn dogs, I did not find them to be any healthier once I looked at the ingredients.
The next thing I want to know about the product is if they are handy to use in place of cooking actual meat.
I have found Boca Crumbles to satisfy all that I look for in a vegetarian meat substitute. Boca Crumbles represent ground beef quite well, and can be used in any dish in which you might use ground beef without anyone knowing the difference. The crumbles look and taste like ground beef and are a delicious addition to chili, spaghetti sauce, beans, and even Sloppy Joe sandwiches. I personally really enjoy mixing them with pinto beans, salsa, chili lime seasoning and habanero hot sauce for a hearty and satisfying meal. If you or a family member has health issues where you are not allowed to consume beef any longer, you will find Boca Crumbles to be a worthy substitute.
60 calories per half cup serving
Calories from fat 0
Cholesterol 0 grams
Sodium 210 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Sugars 1 gram
Protein 11 grams
Vitamins A and C 0%
Figures based on 2000 calorie per day diet.
Water, Soy protein concentrate, Contains less than 2% natural flavor (non-meat contains gluten) Malt extract (contains gluten) Salt, Yeast extract, Caramel color, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, spices (contains celery) Glutamic acid, Contains soy