Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yves Veggie Cuisine - Mexican Veggie Ground Round

Yves Veggie Cuisine Mexican Veggie Ground Round

I had previously tried Yves Veggie Cuisine Original Veggie Ground Round and hadn't been particularly impressed by it. A friend of mine read my review and suggested I try the pre-flavoured ground rounds, so I picked up a couple from Whole Foods.

For the Mexican Veggie Ground Round, I decided to go with the picture and make tacos. I fried up some onion and green pepper and threw in half the pack of ground round.

Unlike the Original Veggie Ground Round, the Mexican Veggie Ground Round did not suddenly massively inflate in volume. Taste and texture were just as good and nothing about the product made me stop to realize that this wasn't meat. There was no overt soy flavour and no slimy feeling in the mouth. These features make this actually the best fake meat I've had so far.

What was disappointing, however, was the flavouring. Their version of "Mexican" cam across more like a curry in flavour and aroma, and on the bitter side. To combat this, you could try adding tomato paste or even some tomato sauce.

There wasn't anything really spicy-hot about it, which is understandable as a one-size-fits-all product, so if you want some heat, add your own chili.

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