Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beefless Tips & Broccoli

We've been using Gardein Beefless Tips at home for a little while but never really had a favorite recipe for them.  I once cooked them with chick peas but we usually just saute them and toss them with a little BBQ sauce.  

One evening during cycle, I was trying to figure out what to go home and cook for dinner.  I was feeling lazy so it wasn't going to be anything complex.  That's when I remembered the Beefless Tips sitting in the freezer next to a bag of frozen broccoli cuts.  I'd just saute the two together with some Trader Joe's Island Soyaki sauce.  Voila!  Dinner.  I also ended up having some leftover chickpeas so I tossed those in, as well.  We served this over cooked quinoa because that was quick but it would also be delicious with brown rice. 

Brian loves this meal!  It's his new favorite way to have Beefless Tips.  And since it takes about 15 minutes to make with no prep work, it's my new favorite, too!

Beefless Tips & Broccoli
(printable recipe)


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

Olive oil
1 package Gardein Beefless Tips
1 package frozen broccoli cuts
1/4 cup Trader Joe's Island Soyaki (or favorite teriyaki sauce)
1/2 can chickpeas, rinsed


1. Rinse quinoa and prepare according to package directions.

2. While quinoa is cooking, heat oil in large skillet.  Add Beefless Tips and saute evenly over high heat, 3-4 minutes per side.

3. Reduce heat to medium.  Add frozen broccoli.  Stir to combine, cover, and steam for 2-3 minutes (adding 2 tbsp of water if the Beefless Tips are sticking).  

4. Reduce heat to simmer.  Uncover and add sauce and chickpeas.  Stir and cook until heated through, about 3-4 minutes.  Serve over cooked quinoa. 

Serves 2.

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