Having a hankering for some steak? I have not always been a vegan and I watched a number of family members chow some really thick steaks Memorial Day Weekend. Now I was strong then, but it started to get to me after a while so I made this recipe with Lightlife Steak-Style Strips.
It’s not real porterhouse or anything, but I do love these steak strips in all sorts of recipes. They have a nice seasoning on them and chew like steak. Uncanny really. They are also packed with protein, just like the real thing.
I get the steak strips at my Wal-Mart superstore, but the gravy I used for this particular recipe should be available in most good health food stores.
Vegan Steak & Gravy w/Mashed Potatoes
6 med. red potatoes, peeled
3 large carrots, sliced
8oz. mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1 pkg. Smart Menu Steak-Style Strips, Lightlife
1-2 Tbsp. Oil
2 Tbsp. soy margarine
Plain soy milk (I like Sun Soy or Westsoy)
1 pkg. vegan gravy mix
1.) Boil the potatoes
2.) Toss the steak strips, mushrooms, and carrots into a fry pan with the oil (I always use mild olive oil) and fry on med-high heat. Stir very often, I use a wooden spoon.
3.) Make gravy while everything else cooks. Follow package directions.
4.) When potatoes are soft, remove from heat, drain. Add margarine, a splash of soy milk and mash.
5.) Pour gravy into pan with steak strips, mushrooms, carrots. Turn down heat and stir well.
6.) Place a mound of potatoes on a plate and spoon steak strip-vegetable-gravy mixture over it.
Makes enough for 4 small appetites, plenty for 2. Serve with a nice salad.
A very hearty, but easy to make vegan recipe.
5 thoughts on “Vegan Steak & Gravy w/Mashed Potatoes”
Why do you shop at Wal-Mart? If you are making a conscious effort to be vegan, why not follow through and make the effort to shop, eat, and live locally and sustainabily.
Some rural areas have zero options to shop at, so this blogger is shopping local. It’s the only place in town for many people, or the only place stocking the faux meat. Faux meat, where ever it is purchased, is sustainable. My dear vegan friends live in pasco county, the local walmart is the closet place to shop and they are on a tight, tight budget.
I have been looking all over to find something to do with the morningstar farms “steak” strips and “chicken” strips. Yours was the first website I saw with a recipe for either one. It was delicious. Do you have more, lol?
I will reiterate that living in the middle of nowhere, near nothing (and there are lots of those places left in Florida, at least currently) makes it difficult to get anything truly vegen and little more vegetarian. We are lucky to have two Seventh Day Adventist hospitals in the county, for they are vegetarians. Also, would that I had the money to do a better job of buying foods grown organically or less processed, that would be wonderful but it’s not always possible.
Thank you so much- the recipe was fantastic! Being a teenager and vegan is difficult, but this recipe made things easier. And yes, I agree with Peace o’ Meat. lol. :)