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Product Review: Gardein Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Strips

Gardein Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Strips is one of my favourite products. It is hearty in a delicate way. I have made beefless strips and broccoli stir-fry to go with it and it turned out very delicious. Just like any Gardein product, Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Strips is another life-saver in the kitchen as they are quite practical.

Gardein Sizzling Szechuan Beefless StripsGardein Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Strips Ingredients:
Gardein™: water, expeller pressed canola oil*, vital wheat gluten*, soy protein isolate*, yeast extract, malted barley extract, garlic powder, onion powder, organic cane sugar, sea salt, natural flavours (from plant sources), pea protein, carrot fibre, beetroot fibre, spices, molasses, wheat starch*, soy lecithin*.

Breading: water, wheat flour*, modified corn starch, tapioca starch, yellow corn flour, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, wheat gluten*, baking powder, malted barley extract, canola oil, yeast, soy flour, spice, sugar, xanthan gum.

Sauce: water, organic cane sugar, soy sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt, alcohol**), plum, organic miso paste (organic soybeans, organic rice koji, sea salt, water, koji spores), garlic, expeller pressed canola oil*, corn starch, onion powder, spices, citric acid, red chilli flakes, sea salt, xanthan gum, yeast extract, vinegar.

*Non-genetically engineered soybeans, wheat and canola.
** Product contains less than 0.5% alcohol.

Cooking Gardein Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Strips
Conventional/Toaster oven is best:
• Preheat oven to 425º F.
• Place frozen beefless strips on a non-stick baking sheet on middle rack and bake for 8-9 minutes [oven temperature may vary).
• Turn once and bake for another 8-9 minutes until browned and crispy.
• Open and pour sauce into microwave safe dish and microwave for 1 minute, until hot.
• Let beefless strips rest 1 minute before tossing with warmed sauce.

Preheat non-stick fry pan over medium heat.
Sauté frozen beefless strips in vegetable oil for 10-12 minutes, turning regularly to evenly cook until browned and crispy.
Turn off heat and let rest 1 minute.
Add sauce to pan and toss well to coat.
Tip: Cook until internal temperature reaches minimum of 165º F.

Beefless strips and broccoli stir-fry:
Cook beefless strips as per cooking instructions, including sauce. Meanwhile sauté ¼ cup sliced red onion and ¼ cup red pepper for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup broccoli pieces and 2 Tbsp water and cook covered for 2-3 minutes. Add prepared beefless strips to the pan and toss well to combine. Serve over rice and garnish with green onion and toasted sesame seeds.

Where to buy: The Cruelty Free Shop in Glebe and Taste Organic in Crows Nest.

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