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Lent can be a difficult dietary time for me and my family. Because many of our favorite meals include meat. Especially those Latin meals my kids love. So when Lent comes around it can get a bit tricky making some of our favorites because well, the main ingredient is meat. Thankfully, MorningStar Farms® gives my family the opportunity to try out some delicious favorites we love without the meat. Allowing us to stay in line with our religious observance, while still creating delicious and nutritious meals that can be easily made for our busy family.So check out the delicious Vegetarian Cuban Picadillo that joins the delicious flavors we love without the meat.
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They have a huge selection of delicious Vegan options that will make any meal delicious.MorningStar Farms® products are a great option for Lent at a low cost and they really do help fit busy lifestyles to make your Lent successful. It’s easy to substitute any meat with their great line of products.
Making the Vegetarian Cuban Picadillo couldn’t be easier. Check out how easy it is with my recipe below.
Every Cuban has a special way of making Picadillo but the one item that makes it picadillo is well the meat. However, it’s so neat to be able to use the MorningStar Meal Starters Grillers Crumbles to give this dish the “meat of the dish” 100% Vegetarian (Although you would never guess) you will be able to keep this meal Vegetarian as can be.
1 Table spoon of olive oil
1 Medium onion Chopped
1 Large green Pepper Chopped
3 Garlic Cloves peeled and minced
Bag of MorningStar Meal Starters Grillers Crumbles
1/2 Cup of Tomato Sauce
1/2 Cup of Sliced, stuffed Green Olives
1 Table spoon of Capers
1 6oz drained jar of Pimientos
1 teaspoon of Pepper
1 teaspoon of Salt
optional: 1/4 cup of raisins ( I omit this because my kids don’t like it with raisins)
Heat the oil in a large skillet and saute the onions, peppers and garlic until the onions are translucent.
Add the MorningStar Crumbles and mix with onion mixture.
Stir in the Tomato Sauce, olives,capers,vinegar, salt and pepper
Reduce heat to low and cook until it “thickens up” for around 20 minutes.
Serve over White Rice and enjoy! Buen Provecho!
Your family will love this recipe because it’s so full of flavors that your family loves without the meat! keeping Cuaresma (Lent) how it should be.
Try it for yourself and you will be amazed at how delicious this dish is!