Monday, October 8, 2012

Meatless Monday: "Chicken" Fajitas

"Chicken" Fajitas Collage


2 cups Butler Soy Curls (approximately ½ bag)
1 packet Mexican Seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 large yellow onion, cut into ¼” wide slices (about 2 cups)
2 bell peppers (various colors), cut into ¼” wide slices (about 2 cups)
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/2+ cup water


In a medium bowl, reconstitute Butler Soy Curls by covering them in warm water and letting them sit for 10 minutes. Drain the Soy Curls and press them lightly to remove excess water. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large, high-sided, non-stick skillet on medium eat. Season the Soy Curls with salt and pepper and sauté the Soy Curls, stirring occasionally, until a golden brown crust begins to form. Remove the sautéed Soy Curls and set aside. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in the same pan on medium heat. Add the peppers and onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to turn translucent. Add the seasoning packet, cooked Soy Curls, and ½ cup water to the pan and mix well. Turn the heat down to medium/low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until all ingredients are heated through and the peppers reach the desired tenderness. Add more water if the pan becomes too dry.

This recipe uses Soy Curls as the "chicken" substitute. Soy Curls are made from the whole soy bean, take on the flavor of your recipe, and get a pull-apart texture when sauteed (similar to chicken); this makes Butler Soy Curls a great meat substitute in a multitude of recipes. We received the soy curls and the seasoning packet in our first Fake Meats Meal Pack. (We are in a test group for the program, and the Fake Meats Meal Pack subscription program will be officially launched in Jnuary, 2013.)

We served these on corn tortillas, but they ended up being too crumbly, so most of us switched to flour tortillas, which worked a lot better. Laima ate the filling on its own and enjoyed it that way as well. Mexican rice was a nice side dish that is recommended to fill out the meal. All four of us really enjoyed this dish – we’re looking forward to trying out more of our Fake Meats meals!

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1 comment:

  1. Had never heard of soy curls--they sound like they'd work well in a lot of things.