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Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles: Product Review

Updated on July 26, 2009

A Meatless Alternative to Ground Beef

Vegetarians relish the flavor, and versatility of Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles. But you don’t have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the delicious taste of this product. Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles can be used as a substitute for ground beef in recipes such as chili, tacos, pasta dishes, and sloppy Joe. And honestly, when the crumbles are added to some of these dishes, loved ones won’t be able tell the difference.

Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles are 100 percent vegan, and are sold in 12 ounce packages that are equivalent to one pound of uncooked ground beef. This product is slightly more expensive than ground beef, but if you’re a vegan, or just looking for a satisfying burger substitute, the Morning Star product is worth the price.

Kitchen time is reduced when you prepare meals with Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles, because unlike ground beef, there is no cooking required – simply heat the crumbles, and enjoy. Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles have 80 percent less fat than ground beef, and serve as excellent sources of protein and dietary fiber.

Some of the ingredients contained in the Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles include textured vegetable protein, wheat gluten, corn oil, water, yeast extract, and a blend of meatless seasonings and spices to give the product its distinct flavor.

Morning Star Crumbles can be safely prepared on the stovetop, or in the microwave. But overheating the meat substitute in the microwave can make it dry, and tough to chew. All products by Morning Star are labeled with a “better if used before” date that indicates to costumers that there are no guarantees as to the freshness of the products once the expiration dates have passed.

Morning Star Farms recommends that the crumbles remain frozen until you are ready to use them. If the crumbles are accidentally left to unthaw, do not refreeze the product; instead, toss it in the trash.

Morning Star Farms Recipe Crumbles contain wheat and soy, so people allergic to these ingredients should not eat the product. The Griller Recipe Crumbles are one of many vegan selections available by Morning Star Farms. But some of their products do contain eggs, so read the labels carefully.

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Recipe

  • 12 oz Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles
  • 15 oz can of sloppy Joe sauce

Heat the griller crumbles and sloppy Joe sauce together in a pan. Serve the vegetarian sloppy Joe on a hamburger bun, accompanied by your favorite side dish.

Vegetarian Taco Recipe

  • 12 oz Morning Star Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • taco shells
  • favorite toppings (tomato, lettuce, green onions, etc.)

Combine the griller crumbles and water in a pan, and heat. Add the taco seasoning, and mix together. Fill the taco shells with the seasoned meat substitute, and assemble them with your favorite toppings.

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      TJ 

      7 years ago

      I love this product. Also, love this statement, especially on Halloween.

      All products by Morning Star are labeled with a “better if used before” date that indicates to costumers that there are no guarantees as to the freshness of the products once the expiration dates have passed.

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      Victoria 

      7 years ago

      I, on the other hand, have been a vegetarian for 6 years now and I LOVE these. So good! My favorites are tacos and pasta with these and tomato sauce

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      8 years ago

      i like lots of morningstar's stuff, and have bought their black bean burgers for close to ten years. I finally gave these a shot, and despite various cooking methods always end up with a REVOLTING end result. The texture and flavor is best described as "beefy oatmeal". Edible maybe, but not recommended.

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