It’s been a while since I did a recipe post. To be truthful with you all, my winter cuisine tends to be boring and predictable. I order a lot more food (mostly Indian, Ethiopian and Thai dishes) and, when I do prepare my food at home, it’s a simple situation (soups, sandwiches, and casseroles).
But today, I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes. I cook it at least once every couple of weeks during the cold months, but I almost never use precise measurements. That is, until today! I made this and took my time writing down the amounts of everything that I included. At the end, this is what the finished dish looks like:
My easy faux beef (beef-less) tips
My father tried this and he couldn’t believe that it is vegan! Since I make enough of this to last a few days (or to share), my portions are generally large, But don’t worry: this recipe is for 4 people (cut in half for a smaller amount). Enjoy!
Easy Beef(less) Tips (serves 2)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1.5 tbsp oil (you can use butter substitute, olive oil or vegetable oil)
- 1/2 bag Gardein Beefless Tips
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1 large potato, cubed into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp Sicilian bread dipping mix (more info after the instructions)
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add onions and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally (this takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes). Make sure to stir to prevent the onions from sticking to the pot.
Gardein’s Beefless Tips are great for this recipe
Next, add broth, water, carrots and potatoes to the pot. Stir until well combined. Reduce heat to low-to-medium heat. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add beefless tips and all seasonings. Stir well until seasoning is well distributed. Cover and allow to cook until all vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally (totaling 15 to 20 minutes). Serve hot.
I usually enjoy this with a glass of red wine (preferably a Malbec, my favorite).
As far as the bread dipping seasoning, I use one that I got from a discount store (I can’t remember which – probably the Dollar Tree – but I can’t guarantee that it is readily available everywhere). The closest thing I found is an organic Sicilian Bread Dipping Mix on Amazon. You can easily whip up your own version by using a standard Italian seasoning and adding a little salt and a few red pepper flakes.
Do you have any beefless tip recipes to share? Please share them in the comments below!