Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vegan Korean Beef

Vegan Korean Beef
On those evening when all you want to do is order take out for those comforting Chinese food dishes, this recipe will make you hang up your phone. With a few pantry items, you can have many different Chinese food recipes whenever you want, it doesn't take much effort and has a super delish outcome. This recipe is super easy, all you have to do is chop, whisk, and let it cook away until the dinner bell rings. Nothing better than having a quick recipe but also having it be homemade and better for you in the long run, you know what's going into your food and you can control it all. You can change ingredients up and make it as healthy as you want it. Serve this dish with white or brown rice, your favorite steamed veggies, and/or even a salad. There will be plenty of leftovers to fight over, just don't forget the chopsticks! Enjoy!

Vegan Korean Beef

Ingredients


-4 cups Seitan, chunked and cut into 1-inch pieces
-1 small white onion, cut into 1 to 2-inch-thick wedges
-1 large red bell pepper, sliced 

Sauce
-1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
-3 cloves garlic, smashed and sliced
-2 to 3 scallions, sliced thinly
-1/4 cup orange juice
-3/4 cup vegan chicken broth
-1/4 cup soy sauce
-2 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
-1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar 
-1 to 2 teaspoon Asian Chili Paste (if you want is spicier add more)
-1/3 cup Organic Agave Syrup (other natural sugar or syrups can be used)
-1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
-1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika 
-2 Dashes Liquid Smoke
-Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Thickener
-1 Tablespoon cornstarch
-1/4 cup cold water

Directions

Heat Oven to 425 Degrees

Combine all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to combine. 


Add the seitan, peppers, and onion, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours if you want to marinate it for a stronger flavor or cook right away.



Transfer to a baking dish and cook covered in foil for 20 to 30 minutes or until veggies are tender. 


Once done cooking remove from the oven and add in the cornstarch thickening mixture. Toss to combine and place back in the oven for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened up.




Remove the thickened Seitan from the oven and either let rest or place on a platter/bowl and serve. Serve with with extra fresh green onions on top with sticky rice, Asian noodles, and/or steamed veggies...don't forget the chopsticks! Enjoy!



-Amy