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Vegan minced meat substitute

5 from 2 votes
Vegan minced meat substitute with a texture very similar to ground beef. Made with black beans, tofu and lentils. A real protein bomb with a nutty taste! Perfect in sauces.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 200 g canned black beans* dry weight
  • 200 g firm tofu
  • 50 g coral lentils dry weight
  • 3 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil


  • Start by cooking the lentils according to the instructions on the packaging. Stop cooking a little before the indicated time, so that they are "al dente" (ten minutes were sufficient in my case). Rinse them under cold water when they are done.
  • While the lentils are cooking, crumble the tofu over a bowl with your hands.
  • Drain the black beans. Add them to the tofu.
  • Now, add the lentils to the mixture.
  • Use a whisk to mix and crush the ingredients. Continue until you get a grainy, chopped-like mix.
  • Finally add the spices and whisk again.
  • In a frying pan, coated with olive oil, fry the mixture over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes. The mix should become drier and firmer.


*You can also substitute the black beans with the same mount of kidney beans.
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