2.5 cup Explore Cuisine Red Lentil Penne(cooked according to package directions)
1 Beyond Meat burger(thawed)
1/2 yellow onion
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 1/2 cup pre-made tomato sauce
salt and pepper(to taste)
cheese of your choice to grate on top of pasta(or nutritional yeast)
Heat oil in a medium-large pan. Saute onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until onions start to turn translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Add additional veggies if using. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil.
To your sauteed veggies, add your Beyond Meat patty. Crumble it up with a wooden spoon until it has a ground beef-like texture, and mix well into the onion/garlic/veggie mix. Cook on low-medium heat until meat has cooked properly – around 5 minutes or so.
In the meantime, check on your pot of boiling water. Once boiled, add pasta and follow instructions on package.
Once the meat has cooked properly, add your tomato sauce to the mixture. Turn heat to low/simmer. Stir until tomato sauce is well-incorporated with the meat and veggies. Remove from heat once the sauce is heated through.
Strain pasta and add to the mix. Incorporate well, serve, and enjoy! Top with cheese of your choice if you like.
Cooking Tip: Rinse under cold water after draining to stop the cooking.