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3 Vegan slow cooker entree recipes

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Make healthy cooking a breeze

Do you struggle with finding time to cook healthy and vegan meals for you and your family? Instead of take-out or boring salads, why not come home to a fantastic vegan meal that's been stewing all day in your slow cooker?

A meal we don't have to cook that is ready when we get home? Where can we sign up? These three vegan slow cooker dishes are a breeze to make and are filled with incredible flavors like crushed red pepper and cumin. No matter what your family's tastes, they'll love these healthy, meat- and dairy-free dishes!

1

Vegan slow cooker spaghetti sauce

 3 vegan crock pot main dish recipes

Serves about 8

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 ounces Gimme Lean ground beef style
  • 29 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 28 ounces Italian seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent. Add the Gimme Lean ground beef style and break it up with a spatula. Heat until crumbled and cooked, about 6 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours. Serve over spaghetti.
2

Cauliflower curry with chickpeas

 3 vegan crock pot main dish recipes

Recipe inspired by The Lemon Bowl

Serves about 8

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cauliflower, cut in florets
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters
  • 1-1/2 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 5 sweet peppers, diced
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Chives

Directions: 

  1. Place the vegetables, chickpeas, diced tomatoes, coconut milk, vegetable broth and spices into a slow cooker. Add salt and pepper. Cook on low for about 8 hours, or until cauliflower is soft.
  2. Serve over rice and garnish with chives.
3

Chunky vegan chili

 3 vegan crock pot main dish recipes

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 14 ounces Gimme Lean ground beef style
  • 1 medium bell pepper, yellow or orange, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, peppers and Gimme Lean ground beef style. Cook until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Move the mixture to a slow cooker and pour in vegetable broth, tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, tarragon and some chopped cilantro.
  2. Set to low and let mixture cook for about 4-6 hours, or until meat is crumbly and vegetables are soft.

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