Things got a little challenging when I decided about 7-8 years ago that I was going to turn vegetarian (pescetarian to be exact – I just can’t give up my fish and seafood!)
Bistek is a typical home-style Filipino dish most often made with thin and tender flank steak. It’s savoriness comes from the sauce - the oh-so-yummy soy sauce and citrus combo. Add to that a mound of sweet Maui onions and you have yourself a sure-fire hit for dinner.
2 packs Trader Joe’s Beef-less Strips
1 tsp olive oil
½1/3 cup light soy sauce
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup water
2 cups Maui sweet onions, chopped into rings
4 cloves of garlic,
4 medium yellow potatoes, cut into wedges
2-3 pieces of
1 tsp Sriracha
salt & pepper to taste
(Tip: if you are in a hurry to cook dinner, baking potatoes separately will cut your cooking time in half!)
2. Sautee the beef-less strips and the garlic with olive oil until it’s nice and brown.
3. Brown the onions and the bay leaves with the beef-less strips.
4. Once the onions and the beef-less strips are cooked down and caramelized, add the soy sauce, water, Sriracha, and lemon. Simmer for 5 minutes until everything is tender.
5. Add the baked potato wedges to the simmering dish and season with salt and pepper.