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Vegan Creamy "Beef" and Shells

Super easy vegan ground beef mixed with pasta shells and a creamy tomato based sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 593kcal
Author: Lauren Hartmann

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Pasta shells, medium or large
  • 2 teaspoons Olive oil
  • 1 Package(16oz.) Beyond beef ground
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegan butter, I used Earth Balance
  • 1/2 a Sweet onion, diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons All purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Vegetable broth
  • 1 Can(15oz.) Canned tomato sauce (tomato puree not ketchup)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut cream or full fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 Cup Vegan cheddar shreds, I used Violife(optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta shells according to package directions, until al dente. Drain when done.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium high. Add the vegan beef, break apart into crumbles with a large spoon or spatula. Brown, reducing heat as needed until the vegan beef is completely brown. It may take 5-7 minutes. Remove the vegan beef from the skillet when done and put in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In the same large skillet, heat the vegan butter on medium high and then add the onion and garlic. Saute, reducing heat as needed until the onion is translucent. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add the flour into the skillet and stir to combine, make sure the butter and flour are fully combined. Simmer for a minute.
  • Now add the veggie broth, tomato sauce and coconut cream. Whisk to combine everything and make sure there are no lumps of flour in the sauce.
  • Add the Italian seasoning, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Let the sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until it has thickened slightly.
  • Then add the pasta shells and vegan beef. Toss everything together. Turn heat to low.
  • Sprinkle in the vegan cheese if using, and stir. Let melt for a minute. Then taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg