I recently got my hands on some Soy Curls a new meat substitute from Butler Foods.
What sold me was their versatility and minimal ingredients: certified non-GMO, whole soybeans (Soy), grown without chemical pesticides.
Despite the unusual appearance, Soy Curls are very easy to work with. Simply soak for 10 minutes in warm water. Drain. Season to taste in a skillet, sauté & serve. That's it!
To test them out, I went basic - rehydrated and then heated through via a non-stick skillet with some BBQ sauce. Paired with a whole wheat bun and a can of baked beans and dinner was served! One 8 oz. package makes a lot! So, I had leftovers, which I threw over some mashed potatoes and gravy for another meal. Both meals got the thumbs up from my boyfriend & I.
I wouldn't say the texture would fool any meat eater, but for this vegan chick, this easy to use meat alternative has big potential - stroganoff, stew, chili, tacos... I feel some new recipes coming on!
Check it out!