I'm working on a ground beef & pork recipe that I was pretty happy with until one of my tasters said "Mmmm, I really love the hint of Worstershire!"
I thought I had added just enough to give the dish a good savory kick without being too Worstershirey, but apparently it's distinctive enough that one in ten of my friends can recognize it.
So, I'm now looking for alternatives. I'm going to try fish sauce, soy sauce, mushrooms, and tomato paste, (not all at once, lol) but any suggestions would be most welcome. I'm looking for something natural and hopefully affordable, but is neutral enough that it doesn't have it's own distinctive, recognizable flavor.
BTW, I'm using natural, grain fed Angus 90/10 and natural pork 80/20.