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One thing that I love about developing recipes is the challenge of re-creating recipes that fit someone’s dietary needs or lifestyle. I have multiple friends and family members who follow particular diets.
Take this Vegan Cuban Sandwich for example. A regular Cuban sandwich might be the most ” non- vegan” sandwich ever. Ham, Pork, and melty Swiss cheese. I was able to re create a vegan version of this sandwich by adding a garlic black bean spread, omitting the cheese and adding MorningStar Farms® Veggie Pulled Pork. My result was a crispy and satisfying sandwich. MorningStar Farms® Veggie Pulled Pork is NEW
People might sometimes think that vegetarian tailgating food can’t be delicious. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I whipped these sandwiches up last weekend, while my husband and kiddos were watching College football on TV.
Check out this video for more fun Meatless tailgating ideas from MorningStar Farms®.
My family isn’t vegan. We aren’t even vegetarian. About 18 months ago, I started doing Meatless Monday. As a family, we try to eat a meatless dinner at least once a week. I will say, for the first few months, my husband had a very ” Where’s the bacon?” attitude about it. But not anymore. There are so many delicious foods out there, that are not meat. Also, company’s like MorningStar Farms® have created so many wonderful products for meat alternatives, that we don’t even think about the absence of meat on any given Meatless Monday. ( or in last week’s case, Saturday.)
MorningStar Farms® carries many products that would be excellent for grilling out and tailgating. As I was working on this post, I thought that these MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers might also be tasty with Cuban flavors too, they are America’s #1 Veggie Burger!
I found these MorningStar Farms® products in the freezer aisle at Walmart. Just look for the Vegetarian sign when you walk down the freeze aisle!
Vegan Cuban Sandwich This recipes makes 2 sandwiches
2 ciabatta rolls- or your bread of choosing
1 package of MorningStar Farms® Veggie Pulled Pork
1/4 cup refried black beans
2 garlic cloves
juice of one lime
Method: Place the MorningStar Farms® Veggie Pulled Pork in a microwave safe bowl. Add lime juice and one clove of minced garlic. Microwave until warm. In a separate bowl, mix black beans with garlic. Smear black bean spread on the ciabatta roll, and place pulled pork on the roll as well. Grill sandwich until the bread is crispy. Add pickles and mustard to your liking. Enjoy!
This sandwich was really delicious. I have always loved Cuban sandwiches, now I have a meatless version that I really love!