Vegan Cheezeburger Soup: omg Joaquin Phoenix last night😭❤️😭…..Yeah, I know this soup is not the prettiest but sure is yummy, cause my meat-eater hubby had 4ths.😂 Your favorite plant based ground meat alternative, all crumbled & spiced, served in a creamy, tomatoey, tangy broth with all your favorite burger toppings. Not much chewing required, mostly slurping. What you need: 1/2 cup cashews, 1 cup veggie broth, 1/4 cup roasted red peppers (from jar) , 1/4 cup nutritional yeast , 2 tbl white vinegar The “meat”: 12 oz plant based ground meat, 2tsp smoked paprika, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 crushed red pepper, 2 tbl tamari The Soup: 1/4 cup vegan butter, 1 med onion finely diced, 1 cup carrots finely diced, 1 cup celery stalks finely diced, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1/4+2 tbl of flour, 2 tbl tomato paste, 2 tbl dijon mustard, 1 tbl vegan Worcestershire sauce (sub tamari) 15 oz can diced San Marzano tomatoes, 3 cups veggie broth, 1 cup non dairy milk, 2 big handfuls of baby spinach/baby kale
1️⃣ Blend cashew cream in high speed blender till smooth. If using a regular blender boil cashews for 10 min, blend till smooth Set aside
2️⃣ For ground plant based meat: combine spices with tamari in a small bowl On stovetop, drizzle oil in large pot, cook plant based meat according to package directions & mix with seasoning .After cooking, set aside in a bowl
3️⃣ In the same pot, melt butter on medium, then add onion, carrot, celery cook on med for 6-10 min until veggies have softened, salt & pepper as desired
4️⃣Add garlic, cook until fragrant about 2 min.
5️⃣Sprinkle flour over veggies & cook on med heat for about 2 minutes so flour isn’t raw. Add tomato paste, & mustard. Mix until evenly distributed
6️⃣Add tomatoes, broth, & vegan Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Then lower to a simmer so flavors can meld 10-15 min
7️⃣Mix in cream & non dairy milk.Heat through. Add greens. Adjust seasonings as desired. For serving, add desired amount of plant based meat to bowl. Ladle soup on top. Enjoy!! I topped my soup with hamburger bun croutons made in my air fryer 🙌🏼, tomatoes, & sliced kosher dill pickles. The pickles are a must💚💚💚