I'm hoping to make chili for dinner using the MorningStar Meal Starter Crumbles. I've never used this product before and have no idea how to prepare it. The only instructions are to keep the bag frozen until use.
I tried using fake ground beef once before (it was in a tube, I'm not sure what brand) for tacos. I mashed and heated it in a skillet like I would ground beef and it wasn't pretty. Despite my efforts, most of it ended up at the bottom of the pan. :/ Should I pre-cook the Crumbles in a skillet, then add it to the pot of beans and tomato sauce, or should I add it straight to the pot without pre-cooking it and let it simmer for a while? If I try to add chili seasoning, will it end up funky?
Sorry for all of the questions... my two vegetarian BFFs aren't answering my frantic phone calls and me and my toddler (and the fetus in my belly) are getting hungry!