April 08, 2013

Meatless Beef & Barley Stew

Yep, you read that right.

For dinner last weekend, I made a beef(less) stew loaded with vegetables and delicious barely! Perfect for all in one meal. Rich had mentioned to me that he hadn't had a stew in as long as he could remember. Since Gardein makes really good protein products, I decided to use their beefless tips in this recipe!

First, I cut the beefless chunks into smaller, more bite sized pieces and browned it on medium high in a little oil.

In a large pot, I sauteed my mirepoix & potatoes along with some pearl barley and tomato paste followed by lots of vegetable stock and spices.
Once the barley was nearly done, I added the 'meat' and simmered it for another 10 minutes. Finally I adjusted seasonings to taste once more.

The final result was a rich and hearty stew!

I picked up a couple rolls of Pillsbury crescents the other day, so we decided to bake some up for dunking. :D
I always get scared 'popping' the compressed roll of dough open.

We added a little granulated garlic and dehydrated veggie mix on to the dough before rolling them up

Baked in the mini oven, 15 minutes later, golden pillows of deliciousness!

The crescents were the perfect accompaniment to a large bowl of vegan beef stew. We made a lot of it, so there were leftovers, which were even better reheated the next day! Plus, that meant an easy dinner with minimal clean up which I am always down for.

I prefer to wash a little dishes as possible, haha.

Here's the little rabbit Rich snapped a picture of while I wasn't looking. What a little cutie!!

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