Atlantic Natural Foods has a couple of new products called “Neat” and “Neat Egg” that I tested out on my potluck version of shepherd’s pie. It works pretty well and makes a nice sized shepherd’s pie. I’ve already posted a shepherd’s pie recipe and my Sweet Baboo’s mashed potato recipe which is the base for any good shepherd’s pie. I actually liked the NEAT burger crumbles because they were a little crisp from the prep process. I like my vegeburger with a little texture. If you don't like it a little crunchy, just don't cook it as long.
Neat Burger Crumbles
- 1 package NEAT
- 2 TBSP water
- 2 Eggs or NEAT Eggs prepared according to pkg.
- Half an onion finely chopped
- Half a bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 tsp sage
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 small can of diced tomatoes
- Mix NEAT with water and eggs or Neat Eggs (see recipe below) in a bowl.
- Flatten mixture and press flat into a lightly oiled skillet on medium heat.
- Cook until the bottom starts to crisp and flip.
- Once the other side starts to crisp break it up into crumbles and stir.
- In a separate pan or skillet sauté onions and peppers and sage in a little olive oil
- When the onions and peppers are caramelized, add diced tomatoes and barbecue sauce and heat
- Add sauce mix to Neat crumbles mixture and you’re ready to go.
Fill casserole dish with mashed potatoes. Pour NEAT mixture over the mashed potatoes cover with foil and reheat once you get to potluck. Makes a really nice casserole.
NEAT Egg Prep.
- Mix 2 TBSP water, 1 TBSP Neat egg mix per egg required in the recipe.
- Mix well
- Add to recipe just as you would an egg.
- NEAT egg isn’t a standalone substitute for eggs. It serves strictly as a binder in other recipes. It does a nice job in this one.