Even after we go vegan, it’s totally natural to crave the foods we grew up on, even if they involve animal products. After all, a lot of us were omnivores for decades before learning about veganism and deciding to adopt a more compassionate lifestyle! Though not everyone wants to emulate meat-like tastes and textures (and that’s ok!), it can often be helpful for people who are transitioning. Or, hey, some of us just love a good plant-based burger!
The good news is that it’s totally possible to recreate many of those foods without the cruelty, cholesterol, and climate impact. It’s easy to make a great veggie burger from scratch, or you can use various meat substitutes.
Here are a few meaty vegan recipes that might feel nostalgic–and are certainly substantial and filling.
from Hot for Food
from Avant Garde Vegan
from Mississippi Vegan
from Hot For Food
Stuart McDonald is a Creative Writer at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. She is passionate about making an ethical lifestyle easy and accessible for all and collaborating across social movements to create a kinder world. She writes about everything vegan: from plant-based eating to activism to legislation. Read her work on TryVeg.com and COK.net.