If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m easy.
Er, wait. Let me rephrase that:
If there’s one thing you should know about my style of cooking, it’s that it’s easy.
I know that I’m not going to ever be a chef at a five star restaurant, but I love to cook and provide simple, healthy meals for my family every day.
Despite my simple cooking style, I hatttttte to eat the same things over and over again. This probably wouldn’t be too big of a deal, but I live in a small town out in the country where shopping choices are limited. So even when I want to cook something crazy, I’m only given as much leeway as what our one grocery store offers.
So today I hope y’all are super impressed by this dish. It’s easy, it only takes a few minutes to whip it up, but it’s so much fun and it’s so. so. good.
You can even get the kids to help out!
You’ve probably seen me mention Gardein before, I’ve worked with them a few times in the past. I think they’re a great company and their food is delicious! You don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy it, either. My meat loving, 250 pound husband enjoyed these just as much as I did. Although we’re certainly not 100% vegetarian, my husband and I both enjoy having meatless meals during most of the week. We fill our bellies with lots of fresh veggies and that helps us feel better. Gardein is a delicious and convenient plant protein that fits right in with our simple, fuss free lifestyle.
I saw on Pinterest these uh-mazing looking pork rolls, but the ingredient list looked too fussy for what we have access to, so I put together this recipe so we could still enjoy these Szechuan Beefless Pockets. It starts with a very basic dough of flour, water and salt. Allow it to sit, and while you do, sauté up some fresh peppers and your Beefless Strips.
They look good, huh? But only mix in half the sauce that comes in the package, you’ll want to save the other part for dipping. TRUST ME, I won’t steer you wrong!
Now roll out your dough.
Put your veggies in the middle of it and fold the sides over to form a pocket.
And then you’re going to flatten each one out and sauté it over medium-high heat until it’s brown all over.
I’m getting hungry just looking at these pictures.. I think we’ll be recreating this recipe very, very soon!