Beef in a Basket
1 pkg. Gimme Lean! Meat Substitute - beef flavor
1 bag frozen stew vegetables (potatoes,celery,carrot,onion)
1 pkg. McCormick fajita seasoning (check ing. to be sure vegan)
1 cup water
1 loaf hearty bread (we used a big round rye)
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Take the loaf of vegan bread and cut 1/2 off of the top (save it!) and hollow out the vegan bread, saving the soft insides for snacking! Steam the frozen vegetables in the vinegar and half of the water in a large frying pan, with the lid on. When vegetables are slightly underdone, crumble the Gimme Lean into the pan and heat through, adding the rest of the water to prevent sticking. Add the seasoning packet, and stir until you get a bit of a gravy. When all heated through, remove from the pan and place into the hollowed out vegan bread, still hot! The mixture should just fill the vegan bread, if you get a medium sized loaf. Top with the 1/2 lid and serve! This is incredibly simple and really delicious and tastes amazingly like a kind of shepherds pie! We just ate it out of the basket with forks and saved the vegan bread, sopping with gravy for last!