Cheesy Broccoli Bites with Beyond Meat

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Entertaining in style can be simple. Really. All you need is some Beyond Meat and phyllo pastry shells. Most major grocers carry phyllo pastry shells and we have yet to find any that were non-vegan. This recipe is perfect for serving to company as an appetizer. It’s easier to make than it tastes and comes together in less than 15 minutes. No joke! We like it best with Beyond Meat chicken-less strips, however, it also works with their beefless crumbles, too.

So call the neighbors, get some wine and decide on a main course. It’s time to get out the good dishes, because we’ve got the appetizer all figured out for you!

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Cheesy Broccoli Bites with Beyond Meat

12 mini phyllo pastry shells

2 Tbl. olive oil

1/2 cup Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips, Lightly Seasoned flavor, torn into very small pieces

1/2 cup broccoli, diced very small

1/4 cup bell pepper, diced very small (any color is fine)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/8-1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 tsp. lemon zest

2-3 Tbl. vegan mayo (we like Vegenaise, Earth Balance and Just Mayo brands)

1/2 cup vegan cheddar shreds (we used Daiya)

 

Preheat oven to 400. On a baking sheet, arrange 12 mini phyllo pastry shells. Set aside.

In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, combine olive oil, Beyond Meat pieces, diced broccoli, diced peppers, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Saute until veggies are lightly browned and Beyond Meat is warmed, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and vegan mayo.

Spoon the Beyond Meat and veggie mixture into the 12 phyllo pastry shells. Top liberally with vegan cheddar shreds and place in the oven. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until phyllo shells are lightly browned and cheddar shreds are soft and melty.

This serves four people – three appetizers each. Or one Dirty Hippie, ‘cuz he can eat a dozen by himself! If you are feeding a crowd, get a few boxes of phyllo shells and double or triple the recipe.

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, the Dirty Hippie won a Twitter contest where he was awarded a FREE year’s supply of Beyond Meat. We LOVE LOVE LOVE the product, which is why we post recipes featuring it so often. They didn’t give us the freebies because we’re bloggers though, and we’re not on their payroll – we won the food, fair and square. We just wanted you to know. Trying to find Beyond Meat? Use this guide to find one near you! Try Beyond Meat yourself – use this link for a $1-off coupon!

 

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