Before you click away thinking that there is no way you would like a non-meat cheeseburger soup, you might might want to give this recipe a try. Packed with a ton of cheeseburger-ish flavor, this soup may even have your biggest carnivore asking for seconds.
Creating a meat-like flavor isn’t easy, it’s not even something I necessarily shoot for, but creating a dish that will stand up next to a meat based dish and hold it’s on, is pretty darn awesome. And that’s what this soup is.. pretty darn awesome.
Creating A Different ‘Main’ Ingredient
As more and more people choose to eat less meat or go totally plant-based, companies are seeing the need to produce products that can be used as meat substitutes. Just take a walk down the frozen food aisle and you will find products like Beyond Meat and Morning Star that are addressing just that issue.
Buying premade crumbles is easy to do, but if you want to make a homemade version, check out this really easy recipe that I came up with a year or so ago. This recipe is soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and of course.. meat-free.
Veggies And Fake Meat.. It Actually Works
I’m not crazy. I know when someone looks over this recipe they will probably think that there is no way that this can actually taste good. Yet I am here to tell you, it really does taste pretty darn amazing.
Years ago I made a cheeseburger soup recipe that included a lot of the ingredients that are in this one. I would have never thought that putting vegetables like carrots, celery, and few others together, along with the ground beef would create something that tasted good, but it actually worked.
And now that I’ve created a vegan version, substitutes and all, this one works even better.
Give It A Try..
If I was a betting person, I would place a bet that if you tried this recipe you would not be surprised at how amazing it tasted, but that it would be something you would make over and over again.
So even though there is no official bet.. I’d still love to see you give this a try.Print
Vegan Cheeseburger Soup
This gluten-free and dairy-free soup will surprise any meat lover in your family. They may even ask for seconds.
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or olive oil)
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves (depending on desired flavor)
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups Meatless Crumbles (use this recipe or store bought)
- 2 tablespoon gluten-free flour
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 3 small red potatoes
- 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
- 6 ounce tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
- 2 teaspoon dill pickle juice
- In a large soup pot, over medium heat, add oil. Once oil heats up, add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook vegetables, stirring occasionally, until tender. About 7 to 8 minutes.
- Add in meat crumbles, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, and gluten-free flour. Stir occasionally and make sure everything is mixed well. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes to cook off flour taste.
- Stir in vegetable broth, potatoes, diced tomatoes with juice, tomato base, and liquid smoke. Cook for another 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender, stirring often.
- Stir in ketchup, mustard’s, pickles, and pickle juice. Cook for another 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve soup in large soup bowls and top with desired toppings.
Try It And Let Me Know What You Think
I would love to hear back from you if you try this out. This is one of those recipes where I really hope to hear back on what people think.
Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking!
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