neat Italian Mix

neat Italian is a meatless, healthy replacement for ground beef derived from pecans, garbanzo beans and spices.

The neat meat Italian Mix is the perfect plant-based meat alternative that uses simple ingredients everyone can enjoy. Easy to prepare and perfect for making healthy versions of Italian favorites, such as meatballs, lasagna, and pasta sauces. Flavorful and versatile mix made from pecans, garbanzo beans, and spices. Enjoy neat meat anytime of day for a guilt-free meal. The creator of the neat product line is a mom with a mission, determined to please all eaters in her home and provide a solution for special dietary restrictions. Laura Lapp (neat mastermind) accomplished her goal when her recipes passed the highest grade of scrutiny – her kids! All neat products are proudly made in the USA. Your family can dig in without worry and enjoy healthy, delicious neat foods together.

Each pouch of neat Italian produces the equivalent of 1 lbs. of ground beef and now includes the neat egg in the mix. Mix with water, then brown like ground beef over medium heat for 7-9 minutes.

Key Facts:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten free
  • Sustainable, plant-based ground beef alternative
  • Provides the protein of meat with 60% less saturated fat
  • 4 Servings per container
  • 5.5 oz. easy-open pouch!
  • This is a shelf stable, dry mix product.
  • Please note that this product contains tree nuts (pecans).
Gluten & Soy Free
Healthy Plant-Based Protein
No Egg

How to Prepare neat Crumbles

Add water to neat and mix well. Brown and chop on medium heat, just like ground beef, in a non-stick skillet for 7-9 minutes. Mix in with your favorite recipes, serve and enjoy!


Meatless beef crumbles are similar to cooked ground beef crumbles. You can use them in any recipe that calls for cooked ground beef. Here are some recipes:

Pasta Casserole


One pouch of neat replaces 1 pound of ground beef in your favorite recipes.
neat Italian is seasoned with classic Italian herbs like basil and oregano. Our spice blends are proprietary, but we are always happy to answer any specific allergy questions. Just send us a message!

We recommend using non-stick cookware when cooking with neat. You won’t find grease in the pan, as you would with ground beef, so a light coating of your cooking oil of choice in the pan is also recommended.

Unlike frozen or prepared meat replacements, neat allows you to get creative in the kitchen! Don’t be afraid to add veggies or your own ingredients to neat to create amazing recipes! We’d love for you to share your recipes with us.

Yes, neat Italian is 100% vegan!
neat Italian contains tree nuts (pecans) and is not made with peanuts.

We can’t say that ALL plant-based meat is good for you, because we have VERY high standards here at neat. neat Meat is made of superfood ingredients that you can pronounce. The ingredients are NON-GMO certified. neat Meat is low in calories and is a healthy source of protein. Made primarily with pecans, neat does contain some fat, but this is what gives neat meat its rich flavor.

5 Star Reviews

Trying to go meatless
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"Tried this product just to see how it tastes and how easy it is to cook with. I’d be hard pressed to go meatless, but this product does have a good taste and texture when prepared. I was a little concerned when I poured out an almost powdery substance into a bowl, but mixing in water quickly made it look more like a burger patty. The burger I made was good and it cooked well, just need to watch it closely so it doesn’t burn. Using it as crumbles on pizza, it looked much like a meat but didn’t seem to add or detract from the taste. The calories are pretty high, 200 for a small burger (third of a cup) but if I were to go meatless this would definitely be a product I would buy consistently."

Wanda L.
I can add this to so many recipes.
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"I tried neat meat in casserole and it was great! It would be great as ground meat in a sauce of some type. LOVE that it does NOT have soy!"

Tina B.
Meatball Subs!
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"As a meatball, this stuff is awesome! Perfection!
I love that I can completely understand the ingredients. Some of the other meat substitutes are so heavily processed that I’m not convinced they are better for you. My husband loves these as meatballs too! I tried the Mexican version as ground in a skillet and wasn’t super impressed. Hubby found it suitable though."

Alex S.
Wow! Yummy! Really surprised!
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"Yum! Mexican mix! I tried this on a whim, as a celiac and busy professional I was looking for a quick protein/meal option. This tasted exactly like the ground beef Id make in my burritos! The texture was perfect too! Seriously surprised. :-)"

Miranda B.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size ⅓ cup (40g)
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving:
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 130
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Sodium 210mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g



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