Monday, July 15, 2013

Vegetarian Beef and Broccoli (and peas?)

This is my super quick and delicious vegetarian adaptation of one of my favourite Chinese food dishes! Gardein makes amazing imitation meat products and their "beefless tips" are one of my absolute favourites - the texture and flavour is fantastic and they have been known to please even my meat-eating little brother.


1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 Tbsp. balsamic or red wine vinegar 

2 heads broccoli, chopped into florets and steamed
1/2 cup frozen peas, steamed
1/2 package of Gardein "beefless tips"
Cooked white rice, to serve


In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, garlic, flour, and vinegar.

Cook your rice and steam your broccoli and peas while you prepare the beef and sauce.

Heat 1 tsp. olive or canola oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute the Gardein "beefless tips" for 2 minutes. Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet and allow the beef to simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

Serve the beef and sauce over the rice and steamed vegetables.

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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