I love trying new products, and this Meati Classic Cutlet is a keeper. It is made from mushroom root and has zero fat or oil! And it is the perfect chicken substitute for this vegan Meati chicken gyro!
The new Eat Meati Vegan products are made from mushroom root, and mushrooms are all the rage. I love mushrooms, so imagine my excitement in creating a vegan Meati chicken gyro using the Meati Classic Cutlet!
- What is the Meati Classic Cutlet?
- Meati Classic Cutlet Ingredients
- Where to Buy Meati Products
- Vegan Meati Chicken Gyro Ingredients
- Vegan Meati Chicken Gyro Ingredient Substitutions
- How to Make a Vegan Meati Chicken Gyro
- Meati Classic Cutlet Product Review
- Recipe FAQs
- Enjoy Delicious Vegan Sandwich Recipes
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When I found Meati products at the grocery store, my curiosity led me to research the company and check them out. Rachel Ray backs the Meati product line; however, she creates vegetarian meals with the products rather than vegan recipes. And she dumps a ton of oil in the pan, which isn't my thing. So, I used the Meati Classic Cutlet to cook a vegan chicken gyro my husband LOVED!
What is the Meati Classic Cutlet?
The Meati™ Classic Cutlet is the delicious and perfectly juicy protein essential that goes with just about whatever you’re cookin’. The texture you crave with no hidden ingredients. Just really Good Energy™.
The mushrooms are grown in a clean environment of pesticides, growth hormones, and antibiotics.
The whole mushroom roots are harvested, pressed to remove water, and seasoned.
Meati Classic Cutlet Ingredients
- 95% of the mushroom cutlet with added iron, vitamin B, and zinc.
- Mushroom Root (mycelium), Less Than 2% Salt, Natural Flavor, Acacia Gum, Oat Fiber, Chickpea Flour.
- 110 calories per serving; 1.5 grams of fat, 17 grams of protein, 0 grams of Cholesterol, 0 grams of sugars, 8 carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, and 240 mg of sodium.
Those are the only ingredients! It looks like Whole Foods to me! Who knew that mushrooms could taste like chicken?
Where to Buy Meati Products
Here are a few familiar grocery store chains nationwide that sell these products. For a complete list of stores or to order online, check out the Meati Website.
- Whole Foods
- Natural Grocers
- Fresh Thyme Market
- Better Health Market
- Western Market
- Arbor Farm Market
Vegan Meati Chicken Gyro Ingredients
- Eat Meat Classic Cutlet: Each package has two servings of mushroom root cut into a round cutlet.
- Romaine Lettuce: Romaine lettuce is crispy and fresh in the vegan Meati chicken gyro.
- Tomato Slices: I used Roma tomatoes, sliced thin. They contain fewer seeds than other tomatoes, which keeps the gyro from getting soggy.
- Red Onion: Thin slices of red onion taste fabulous with the other ingredients.
- Vegan Tzatziki: I make a yummy vegan tzatziki recipe with vegan yogurt and other tasty ingredients.
- Cucumbers: Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to the vegan chicken gyro.
- Hummus: I used an oil-free plain hummus I bought at the store.
- Vegan Feta Cheese: I make homemade vegan feta cheese with tofu.
- Lemon Juice: I cooked the Meati Classic cutlet with lemon juice and Green Goddess Seasoning.
- Green Goddess Seasoning: This blend of spices includes minced onion, salt, granulated garlic, ground black pepper, and a foursome of green herbs and veggies: dried chives, dried green onion, spinach powder, and dried parsley.
- Whole Wheat Pita Bread: Trader Joe's carries an oil-free whole wheat pita bread, and many other local grocers also sell lavash wraps and oil-free pita bread.
- Dill: Fresh chopped dill gives the gyro another level of yum.
Vegan Meati Chicken Gyro Ingredient Substitutions
- Tofu or portobello mushrooms are excellent substitutes if you don't want to try the classic Cutlets or can't find the Meati product line.
- This vegan chicken gyro sandwich can include any lettuce or vegetable combinations.
- Store-bought vegan feta cheese is available if you don't want to make your own.
- Any greek seasoning blend works well.
How to Make a Vegan Meati Chicken Gyro
- Although the directions on the package said to cook the cutlets whole and then cook them in oil, as usual, I broke the rules and did my own thing.
- Since I don't cook with oil, I opted for a small amount of vegetable broth in case the mushroom root got stuck in the pan.
- My non-stick pan worked perfectly, and the lemon juice and seasoning kept the mushroom root from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Saute the sliced mushroom root, on medium-high heat, in the lemon juice and flip every 2 minutes until golden brown.
- The interior temperature should be 165 degrees; this takes about 7 minutes (thawed) or 14 minutes (frozen).
- Remove the pan from the heat, and prepare the gyro.
- Heat the pita in a pan on the stove, microwave, oven, or air fryer.
- Spread a thin layer of hummus on the surface of the pita, covering the base of the bread.
- On one side, place the lettuce, and tomato slices.
- For the other side, place the cucumber slices and red onions.
- Sprinkle with vegan tofu cheese.
- Place the cooked Meati chicken slices in the center.
- Top with vegan tzatziki.
- Fold and bite!
Meati Classic Cutlet Product Review
The bottom line is we loved the classic cutlet. We were impressed by the few non-GMO ingredients and how the mushroom roots are grown and harvested. And, these classic cutlets are a healthy alternative to chicken.
We are looking forward to cooking with the mushroom roots for future recipes. Let us know what you think if you give it a try!
Meati is made from mycelium, the root-like body of fungi, a kingdom of life the world is beginning to appreciate and explore in depth. If you examined mycelium closely, you would see it is composed of long, interwoven, branching, and incredibly fine fibers (hyphae)
There are plenty of things in meati products to feel good about: protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals galore. You can also feel good about what isn't there. The meati Classic Cutlet has zero saturated fat, zero trans fats, zero cholesterol, and zero sugar.
Meati products contain 15-17 grams of complete protein, 8 grams of fiber, and only 110-190 calories per serving. Meati includes iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, like cooked steak and chicken. Meati is a complete, animal-free protein that contains no gluten, GMO ingredients or the 9 most common allergens.
- Salt your Meati 15-30 minutes before cooking to ensure maximum flavor absorption.
- Use dry heat to cook thoroughly to 165° — they recommend grilling Classic cuts and air frying for Crispy! Or use the stove top.
- Let the mushroom root rest for 5 minutes before cooking.
- If frozen, then in the refrigerator overnight. Pat dry after removing from the package.
- Mat products can be frozen if purchased in the refrigerator section, as long as the are frozen before the expiration date.
- The classic cutler, as in this vegan chicken gyro recipe, is like a plain chicken breast and can be used for a variety of recipes.
- Other Meati products include Meati Cripsy Cutlet, Classic Steaks, and Carne Asada.
Enjoy this Meati Classic Cutlet made from mushroom root for a healthy meat alternative to chicken!
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Vegan Meati Chicken Gyro
- 1 package Eat Meati Classic Cutlets
- 3 cloves gar,ic minced
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 teaspoons Green Goddess Seasoning or Greek Seasoning blend of choice
- 2 pieces whole wheat pita bread
- ¼ cup hummus of choice
- 2 large pieces of Romaine Lettuce
- 4 tomato slices
- ½ cucumber sliced thin
- ¼ cup tofu feta cheese
- ¼ cup Tzatziki
- ¼ red onion sliced then
- Remove the Meati Classic Cutlets from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel or towel.
- Leave the cutlets whole or cut the cutlets into strips.
- Meat a non-stick skillet to medium-high.
- Add 3 cloves of minced garlic and squeeze half a lemon into the pan.
- Add the mushroom root cutlets/strips to the skillet.
- Add a small amount of vegetable broth if they stick to the pan.
- Cook for 7 minutes, flipping when browned (or 14 minutes if frozen).
- The interior of the mushroom root should reach 165 degrees.
- Warm the pita bread in another skillet, microwave, oven, or air fryer.
- Spread a thin layer of hummus on the base of the pita bread.
- On one side, place lettuce and tomato slices.
- On the other side, place the cucumber slices and sliced red onion.
- Sprinkle the center with tofu feta cheese.
- Cut the classic cutlets into strips if you haven't already done so.
- Add half of the cooked mushroom root to the pita bread's center, and put half the tzatziki in the center on top of the mushroom room.
- Fold in half and enjoy!
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂