Minced legumes

The structure of this is reminiscent of that of minced meat, making it an ideal vegetarian substitute for minced meat in all kinds of preparations. These could include a meatless variant of Bolognese ragu sauce or chilli con carne (chilli sin carne).

Minced legumes

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As needed:


green field peas, kidney beans, brown beans - cooked



vegetable oil, type and taste according to planned use

As needed:


salt and pepper

Preparation method

  • Pat the cooked beans dry.
  • Place the beans in a food processor and pulse to a coarse paste.
  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the legume paste whilst stirring continuously until it takes on the consistency of mince.
  • Season the mince with salt and pepper.

Serving suggestions

  • As a mince substitute in, for example, a Bolognese ragu sauce.
  • As a mince substitute in chilli con carne (chilli sin carne).
  • Prepare with tomatoes and chilli sauce for a Sloppy Joe sandwich. 

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