RECIPE: MORE THAN LAMB CASSEROLE (MEAT FREE)

March 28, 2016 , In: Blog, Recipes , With: No Comments
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Happy Easter all! I hope over this long bank holiday weekend, you’ve all managed to let out your inner Bruce Bogtrotter and indulge in too many Easter eggs and hot cross buns. Seriously, who can’t love Easter? You’re surrounded by chocolate, daffodils, newborn lambs galloping around fields, almost better weather, and family walks and meals.

With plenty of recipes and menus featuring lamb, we decided that on Friday we’d opt for a mock lamb casserole with a German twist. As part of a taster kit from More Than Meat, which came with a variation of meat-free alternative products, we decided that the More Than Lamb Casserole was the first on the list to try out and dig into. More Than Meat Lamb Casserole One thing to mention is that all the products arrive frozen by courier on a Friday morning, which I thought was brilliant, this means you’re in no rush to use up the products immediately and they are guaranteed to stay fresh. Therefore, that is something to bear in mind, if for example you’re ordering to work, as you would ideally need to be able to use a freezer. A fridge is also a feasible option but then of course, you’d need to use the products up accordingly once they’ve defrosted.

Another thing that stood out for me was just how great the branding was, and how adorable the packaging is in particular on this product, not to forget that it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans to enjoy too! When it came to cooking, it’s probably been one of the least messiest and time-consuming meals I’ve cooked all year- it’s a case of having three saucepans doing their own thing on the hob. The beauty of the More Than Lamb Casserole is the fact that you can also choose to microwave the meal too. Absolutely brilliant, and with minimal mess as well as a short cooking duration, this is the ideal meal after a busy day at work when you just need a hassle-free but nutritious tea. More Than Lamb Casserole 3 26
The German twist for this dish is introducing the knödel which are large dumplings made up of dough from grated raw or mashed potatoes, eggs and flour. They are the absolute best gravy soakers, and delicious with any rich or hearty casserole. As knödel are super soft, you can choose to mash them up to look more like mashed potato.

The biggest test the meat-free casserole had to endure was the taste test of Nathan, who loves eating meat, so when the verdict came back with thumbs up and absolute silence whilst scoffing the casserole, that in my eyes means it’s passed with flying colours. I thought the taste was absolutely spot on with a rich taste of red wine and tomatoes, and the texture of the mock lamb (made up of wheat protein with chickpeas) was beautifully accompanied by the giant white beans, carrots and celery.

Throughout the whole process, from start to finish, we also had Cuthbert making sure we did everything correctly and as the instructions told us to do; probably hoping for a little taste here or there. 4

More Than Lamb Casserole
The meat-free alternative to a lamb casserole, a ready meal created by More Than Meat packed with protein, beans, vegetables and rich flavours.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pack of More Than Meat Lamb Casserole
  2. 4 knödel
  3. 1 full broccoli
  4. 1 packet of baby corn
  5. Optional slices of bread
Instructions
  1. Cut up your broccoli into chunks and place into a saucepan with the baby corn and turn onto a high heat for a boil.
  2. Place the knödel into a saucepan and put on for a boil, these usually take around 10-15 minutes.
  3. Take the lid of the frozen More Than Meat Lamb Casserole and place into the microwave for four minutes.
  4. Transfer the casserole into a saucepan and boil for an additional five minutes.
  5. When all three foods are cooked in their pans, serve up and enjoy.
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If you’re looking to introduce more meat-free alternatives into your diet, or even intrigued by the More Than Meat brand, I’d really recommend heading over to their site and reading up on their and reasoning behind starting the brand. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be trying out additional More Than Meat products, so be sure to check every so often.

Charlotte xxx

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Charlotte Corner

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