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Meals in Minutes: 15-Minute Meals

 

‘Beef’ Burgundy With Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Broccoli

In need of a hearty meal in a hurry? Use instant mashed potatoes and a quick “hunter’s sauce” to dress up “steak” strips.

1 1/2 cups broccoli florets

1 Tbsp. vegan margarine

1 tsp. garlic salt

Black pepper, to taste

1 pkg. vegan hunter’s sauce (try McCormick Hunter Sauce Blend)

1 bag Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips

2 cups instant mashed potatoes (try Washington Mashed Potatoes)

  • Fill a medium microwave-safe bowl halfway with water. Add the broccoli. Cook in the microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes, or until steamed. Drain and stir in the vegan margarine, the garlic salt, and the pepper.
  • Prepare the vegan hunter’s sauce according to the package directions. Cook in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Microwave the “steak” strips for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Prepare the potatoes according to the package directions.
  • Serve the “steak” with hunter sauce, mashed potatoes, and broccoli.

Makes 2 servings

Swiss ‘Steak’ With Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Broccoli

If you’re serving a family of four, use two bags of the “steak” strips.

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 bag Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips

1 McCormick Bag’n Season Swiss Steak

2 cups instant mashed potatoes (try Washington Mashed Potatoes)

1 pkg. vegan brown gravy mix (try Hain Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix)

1 1/2 cups broccoli florets

1 Tbsp. vegan margarine

1 tsp. garlic salt

Black pepper, to taste

  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Sauté the “steak” strips until browned. Add the ingredients for the Swiss “steak” and sauté until hot.
  • Prepare the potatoes according to the package directions.
  • Prepare the vegan gravy according to the package directions. Cook in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and add the broccoli. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until soft. Drain and toss in the vegan margarine and sprinkle with the garlic salt and pepper.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

Makes 2 servings

No-Fuss Fajitas

A delicious meal in 10 minutes—what more can you ask for? If you are looking for more variety, try adding zucchini or carrots.

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 bag Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced

1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced

1/2 white onion, sliced

Taco seasoning, to taste

Tortillas

  • Place the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat and sauté the “steak” strips, peppers, and onion. Add the taco seasoning.
  • Serve on the tortillas.

Makes 2 servings

‘Beef’ and Broccoli Over Rice

Have a hankering for Asian food that you can fix in a hurry? Whip up this quick-and-easy recipe for a satisfying meal.

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 bags Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips

1 1/2 cups broccoli florets

1 pkg. vegan brown gravy mix (try Hain Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix)

3/4 cup water

1/4 tsp. ginger

Black pepper, to taste

1 pkg. instant rice (try Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain)

  • In a large sauté pan, heat the oil. Add the “steak” strips and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the broccoli.
  • Combine the gravy mix, water, ginger, and black pepper. Pour over the “steak” and broccoli. Stir and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.
  • Prepare the rice according to the package directions. Serve the “beef” and broccoli over the rice.

Makes 4 servings

Pepper ‘Steak’

Instead of serving this “steak” on a bed of rice, try stuffing it into a hoagie roll.

1 pkg. vegan brown gravy mix (try Hain Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix)

3/4 cup water

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 bags Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips

1/2 medium onion, sliced

1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips

Black pepper, to taste

1 pkg. instant rice (try Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain)

  • In a small bowl, mix together the gravy mix, water, and soy sauce until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the “steak” for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Stir in the gravy mixture, onion, pepper, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare the rice according to the package directions and serve with the “steak.”

Makes 4 servings

Chik’n Mojo

Give your dinner a taste of the Caribbean with ready-made mojo sauce.

2 bags Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chik’n Strips

1 pkg. prepared mojo sauce (try World Market Mojo Sauce)

1 1/2 cups broccoli florets

1 Tbsp. vegan margarine

1 can southwestern vegetables (try Del Monte Savory Sides Rio Grande Vegetables)

  • Cook the “chicken” strips in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Heat the desired amount of mojo sauce in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and add the broccoli. Cook in the microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until soft. Drain, then toss in the vegan margarine.
  • Heat the vegetables in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot.
  • Pour over the “chicken” and serve with the broccoli and vegetables.

Makes 4 servings

Oriental Chik’n

If you have extra time, place all the ingredients in the seasoning bag and bake for 30 minutes, or until warm.

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 head broccoli

2 bags Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chik’n Strips

1 pkg. McCormick Bag’n Season Chicken Oriental, to taste

1 pkg. instant rice (try Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain)

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • Cut the broccoli into florets and combine with the “chicken” strips. Add the seasoning and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Add to the skillet and sauté until the broccoli is cooked and the “chicken” is lightly browned.
  • Cook the rice in the microwave according to the package directions. Serve with the “chicken” and broccoli.

Makes 4 servings

Lemon Chik’n

For extra flavor, dredge the “chicken” strips in flour, pan-fry them, and then add them to the sauce.

1 pkg. NOH Chinese Lemon Chicken Sauce Mix

2 bags Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chik’n Strips

1 pkg. instant basmati rice (try Comet Rice Fragrant Basmati)

1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets

1 Tbsp. vegan margarine

  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, prepare the sauce mix according to the package directions. Mix in the “chicken” strips and cook in the microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or until hot.
  • Prepare the rice according to the package directions.
  • Place the broccoli and a few Tbsp. of water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot. Toss in the vegan margarine.
  • Serve over the rice.

Makes 4 servings

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