10 Ways To Use Mushrooms Instead Of Meat

We don't need to tell you to sub mushrooms for meat on Mondays. That's the kind of alliteration you probably already use on a regular basis. The fact of the matter is, mushrooms are a superb understudy for just about any kind of animal protein whether you're off meat for good, an observant flexitarian or simply craving a juicy portobello. Peruse these 10 ways to make it happen, from tacos and sandwiches to lasagna and risotto.

Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas Recipe

These spinach and enchilada mushrooms are a fixture on the menu at Fonda, which just opened its second location in NYC's East Village. For the chef, the key to the enchilada isn't what's inside. "I think the most important thing to focus when you're doing enchiladas is that sauce," he tells Food Republic in a recent interview.

Rif Mountain Omelet With Wild Mushrooms

As the omelets need to be individually cooked, instructions below are given for a single wide, thin omelet. If preparing more than one, saute the mushrooms by variety but cook the omelets individually.

Spicy Mushroom Torta With Cheese Recipe

This rib-sticking vegetarian Mexican sandwich will satisfy all cravings. (Photo: Jeanine Thurston.)

Wild Mushroom, Watercress And Blue Cheese Tart Recipe

Wild Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Huitlacoche Tortilla Pie Recipe

Doused with the easiest creamy-spicy-sweet salsa known to man, this big fat corn mushroom tortilla via Rosa Mexicano will quickly become your new favorite comfort food/hangover cure/reason for craving cheese. 

Wild Mushroom Quinotto Recipe

Where risotto and quinoa cross paths.

Three-Cheese Lasagna With Porcini Mushrooms And Spinach Recipe

Layer atop layer of cheesy perfection.

Meatless Monday: Beet Wellington With Pinot Noir Sauce Recipe

Replace that beef with beet in this meatless delight.

Meatless Mexican: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos Recipe

Keep it light and meatless with these mushroom tacos.