TJ’s Beef-less Strips Get In My Wrap

When I became vegetarian over 10 years ago, TJ’s didn’t have much too offer me. I have friends, though, obsessed with TJ’s, so I decided to give them another go.

At Trader Joe’s, I spotted their brand of beef-less strips and decided to give them a try. As I kept shopping, I grabbed container of fresh sliced mushrooms (cause I’m lazy enough to pay the extra 30 cents), fresh garlic, and a bag of frozen broccoli florets.

After I got back to the house, the experimentation began.

  • Tortillas (I grabbed Mayan Farm brand at the local supermarket; to my surprise, I flipped over the bag and saw the vegan.org symbol…sold.)
  • Broccoli Florets, Frozen
  • Fresh Sliced Mushrooms, Washed
  • Onions, Diced
  • Trader Joe’s Beef-less Strips
  • Soy Sauce (low sodium preferable, so you can salt everything to taste)
  • Fresh Garlic, Minced
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt (I used Trader Joe’s Himalayan Pink Salt Crystals; I like the built-in grinder.)
  • Butter or oil for the pan (Seriously, I’m trying to burn through a tub of shortening so that’s what I used.)

Fry the mushrooms and onions in a pan until tender. Sprinkle some salt over the mushrooms. Mix some fresh garlic with the onions.

Pour the broccoli in a bowl and microwave for time specified on bag. Sprinkle with coconut and red pepper flakes and fold in. (If you have more time or no microwave, you can place them in the oven.)

Lay the beef-less strips on a plate. Drizzle soy sauce over and flip the strips to coat. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Tip: if you have a gas stove, put the burner on low to heat the tortillas a few seconds on each side. CHECK FREQUENTLY.

I love the TJ’s brand of beef-less strips. They have suggestions on the back for putting them in a variety of dishes. I could see myself making the fajita pizza or zesty fettuccine.

 

What’s your favorite Trader Joe’s find?

 

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