I was asked if I could make version of Beef stew because my honey was starting to miss meat again. After looking around a bit I found a substitute I found Gardein beefless tips that did just the trick. The final product was very rich, flavorful and the beefless tips were a consistency that would be hard for some people to tell it was not an animal protein.
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
- 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp marjoram, crumbled
- 4 cups mushroom stock (vegetable stock would also work)
- 1 1/2 cups potatoes, cubed
- 1 cup carrot, cubed
- 1 cup brown mushrooms, chopped
- 1 cup tomatoes, skinned and chopped
- 1 tbsp honey (optional)
- 2 tbsp brown rice flour
- 1 package Gardein beefless tips
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a covered casserole with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the onion, stir and cook until soft.
- Stir in sweet and smoked paprika, and garlic, cook slowly for 1-2 minutes.
- Add marjoram, salt, pepper, mushroom stock, potato, carrot, mushrooms, tomato, and honey (optional).
- Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are just about tender.
- Dredge the frozen Gardein beefless tips in brown rice flour and set aside.
- Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the floured beefless tips and brown lightly on all sides.
- Add the browned beeless tips and leftover brown rice flour to the vegetable mixture and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Serve with a nice salad.