Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spicy "Beef" with Broccoli

It all started with Trader Joe's Beef-less Strips.

What could I make with these?  My grocery shopping has been sporadic lately, and I have not had planned meals in mind when shopping.  So what to make, what to make?

I came up with my version of spicy beef with broccoli.  It's a good sign when we polish off the entire meal in one sitting.  Yum.


1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
7 mushrooms, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 package TJ Beef-less strips
1 tablespoon mushroom flavored saute sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2  tablespoon garlic-chili sauce
2 cups (or more) fresh broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces.

Heat a skillet on medium heat.  Add coconut oil, onion and red bell pepper.  Cook until slightly softened.  Add mushrooms and carrots and cook a few minutes longer until all veggies are softened, but not too soft.  Stir in the beef-less strips and the three sauces.  Stir to coat everything well.  Turn heat to low.

In the meantime, steam the broccoli until "al dente."

Add the broccoli to the veggie and "beef" mixture and stir right before serving.

Serve over a bed of rice.

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