Tips and Recipes for Grilling Mock Meat Outdoors Even in Summer

Tips and Recipes for Grilling Mock Meat Outdoors Even in Summer

Grilling outdoors is a must-do summer activity, and mock meat is becoming increasingly popular at these sunny parties. Whether you're a seasoned vegan, a curious omnivore, or somewhere in the between, mock meat is a tasty and sustainable addition to your grilling arsenal. In this article, we will look at methods and recipes for grilling imitation meat, with a particular emphasis on Tata plant-based meat, notably their Tata Simply Better line. Let's get into the realm of mock meat barbecuing!

Choosing the Right Mock Meat

The first step towards good grilling is choosing the correct imitation meat. The market has a wide range of possibilities, from soy-based and seitan-based goods to more inventive alternatives derived from peas or mushrooms. Tata plant-based meat, notably the Tata Simply Better range, is gaining popularity due to its excellent flavour and texture, which closely mimics regular meat. These items are simple to use and produce outstanding results on the barbecue.

Preparing Your Mock Meat

Proper preparation is essential for attaining the finest flavour and texture from your imitation meat. Here are a few tips:

  • Marinating: Marinating fake meat may greatly improve its flavour. Use your favourite marinade, or try a simple combination of olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, and herbs. Allow the imitation meat to marinade for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight, to allow the flavours to fully absorb.
  • Skewering: For a fun and easy grilling experience, try creating mock meat kebabs. Cut the mock meat into bite-sized chunks and skewer it with veggies like bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. This not only enhances the flavour of the meal, but also makes it look beautiful.
  • Brushing with Oil: To avoid sticking and for even cooking, gently brush your fake meat with oil before placing it on the grill. This procedure is especially critical for plant-based products, which may be more sensitive than traditional meat.

Grilling Techniques For Mock Meat

Cooking Mock meat demands a somewhat different strategy than cooking real meat. Here are some strategies to keep in mind:

  • Medium Heat: Mock meat does not require as much heat as genuine meat. Cooking over medium heat prevents burning and ensures that the imitation meat cooks evenly.
  • Indirect Heat: When grilling thicker pieces of imitation meat, use indirect heat. Place the imitation meat on the grill's colder side and close the lid. This allows heat to circulate around the food, resulting in uniform cooking without charring on the outside.
  • Flip regularly: Because mock meat cooks faster than actual meat, keep an eye on it and flip it regularly to avoid overcooking and guarantee equal browning.

Delicious Mock Meat Recipes

  • Grilled Tata Simply Better Burgers
  • Ingredients include: 

    1. 4 Tata Simply Better plant-based burger patties. 
    2. 4 whole grain buns. 
    3. Lettuce, tomato slices, pickles, and red onion slices. 
    4. Your preferred vegan condiments (ketchup, mustard, vegan mayonnaise)


    1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
    2. Lightly coat the Tata Simply Better burger patties with oil.
    3. Place the patties on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and grill marks emerge.
    4. Grill the buns for 1–2 minutes.
    5. Stack the burgers with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and red onion slices. Add your favourite condiments and serve.
  • Mock Meat Kebabs
  • Ingredients:

    1. 1 pack Tata Simply Better mock meat chunks 
    2. 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks 
    3. 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks 
    4. 1 red onion, cut into chunks
    5. 1 zucchini, sliced
    6. Olive oil, for brushing 
    7. Salt and pepper, to taste Fresh herbs (optional)


    1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
    2. Thread the Tata Simply Better mock meat chunks and vegetables onto skewers, alternating between mock meat and vegetables.
    3. Brush the kebabs with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs if desired.
    4. Grill the kebabs for 10-12 minutes, turning frequently, until the mock meat and vegetables are cooked through and slightly charred.

    Final Tips for Grilling Mock Meat.

    • Keep it Clean: Before you start cooking, make sure your grill grates are clean and well-oiled. This eliminates stickiness and helps you get those ideal grill marks.
    • Closely monitor: Mock meat cooks rapidly, so be careful not to overcook it.
    • Experiment with Flavours: Do not be hesitant to try new marinades, spices, or sauces. Mock meat is adaptable and may take on a wide range of flavours.

    Grilling imitation meat, particularly Tata plant-based meat from the Simply Better line, can be a wonderful experience that appeals to both vegetarians and meat lovers. Following these suggestions and recipes will help you create tasty and memorable summer dinners that are both healthy and ecologically responsible. 

    With Tata Simply Better, Tata Consumer Products has entered into a new category, aimed at consumers who want to include more plant-based ingredients in their diet without compromising on taste. Tata Simply Better comes with a variety of products that are 100% plant-based,  & it tastes just like chicken. Plant-based ingredients are a source of rich nutrients and are at par with the alternatives.

    Tata Simply Better offers delicious plant-based food variants and these include - Nuggets, Burger Patty, Awadhi Seekh Kebab, Spicy Finger, Keema, Biryani and Chunks. The product range is rich in protein, trans-fat free, and has no added preservatives, artificial colours, or artificial flavours. While regular food/ alternative food products need to be refrigerated, Tata Simply Better can be refrigerated and stored at room temperature, making this a convenient and travel-friendly product. 

    Discover the nutritional goodness and fabulous chicken-like taste of Tata Simply Better’s plant-based products. It's all real, and it comes from plants. 

    It isn't just good - it's Tata Simply Better.

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