This trader Joe's beefless bulgogi is the best vegan meat I have ever tasted -
even in a restaurant. I don't typically enjoy alternative meats that are very realistic. Sometimes I get the vegan ground meat, when I get a request for something like spaghetti and meatballs, but it's so much like meat that I use a spatula to mix the meatballs.. it's just too freaky to touch. This beef is extremely steak like, but for some reason it does not bother me. You can serve this to an omnivore and l don't think there is any way that they would guess it's not real meat. It has a mild flavor so you can absolutely spice it up however you like it. It would be good in pho, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, fajitas, steak tacos. We just had it over some kimchi fried rice.
Definitely not health food, but a nice treat once in a while.
Here's our recipe for easy kimchi fried rice with Trader Joe's vegan Korean beefless bulgogi
4 cups leftover cooked rice - Fried rice is best when made with leftover rice, simply because it has less moisture than freshly cooked rice, so it's less likely to get mushy or clumpy.
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
1 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 cup shelled edamame
1 and 1/2 cups vegan kimchi
Traders Joe's vegan Korean beefless bulgogi
Soy sauce, to taste
Gochujang, or hot sauce, to taste
Chopped scallions, for topping
Hemp seeds, for topping
Heat a tbsp oil in a large pan and brown the vegan beef. Remove from pan and set aside.
Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil into the pan, add the onion and mushrooms and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add the kimchi, rice and edamame to the pan and toss until heated through.
Season with extra hot sauce and soy sauce to taste.
Serve the vegan beef over the kimchi fried rice, and top with the chopped scallions and hemp seeds.
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