This vegan beef broth is a savory, umami-packed vegetarian beef stock that can be used as a substitute for the real thing.
I knew from the moment I typed “vegan beef broth” on this post that the name would anger some people. I see you and I see your anger. If you don’t want to make this recipe because of the name, feel free to make a different one :).
The inspiration for this recipe comes from America’s Test Kitchen‘s plant-based cookbook that came out last year. The whole book is great, but their umami broth was one of the first things I fixated on. It packs a punch with many very savory ingredients, so much so that my kitchen smelled “beefy” as I whipped it up.
The most unusual (and I think crucial) ingredient in the recipe is fermented black beans.