Morningstar Steak Strips Review
Morningstar Steak Strips Review
Well…It has been a while. So sorry for not posting anything lately. Firstly, I have been really busy at my day job, and almost every weekend the wife and I are either out-of-town or visiting friends and family (also out-of-town). Morningstar Steak Strips ReviewLast week Kristie, her mother, sister, and niece took a short holiday to the Florida coast and I stayed home. It was tough! It was the first time in almost three years that we have been apart. I know…ughhhhhhh. Love Struck! Anyway, since I had no reason to make a meal for two as we normally do, I basically went on a fast for a few days. I also came down with a terrible sinus infection which then turned into a nasty case of bronchitis. Having said all this, it was time to break the fast and make something “meaty” and comforting for dinner. I rummaged through the freezer trying to find the Morningstar Chick’n strips to make up some tasty buffalo wraps. There they are! I quickly open the bag and throw them on the stove only to my surprise…they were dark brown, not the white I am accustomed to! At first I thought they had gone bad in the freezer somehow, maybe the victim of freezer burn. I grab the discarded bag from the trash to check the expiration date. That is when I was both surprised and relieved at the same time. I had accidentally purchased a bag of the Morningstar Steak Strips instead of the Chick’n Strips.
Now…knowing that these things would probably not taste very good smothered in buffalo wing sauce, I decided to “wing-it” (pun intended) and make something up. This review may also be interpreted as somewhat a recipe of sorts. Take it as you see. You can recreate my mess for dinner one night or view it as a review as I have originally intended, since I have not tried these things before now.So, since we have already confirmed my mistake and the strips are already sizzling in the pan, I will start from that point.I simply added a couple of table spoons of water and covered them for a few minutes to get things going. I had some steak seasoning in the ole spice rack and dressed them up a bit. Once they started cooking, I removed the lid and just tossed and turned them until they got a bit more brown and crispy. I also had some steak sauce in the fridge. Kristie loves to have her potatoes with steak sauce! I’m not a fan…but she absolutely loves it. Anyway, once the strips had been cooked thoroughly, I tossed them in a bit of the steak sauce and left on the heat for just enough time to caramelize everything.Now, I had some hot dog buns left over (from previous consumption of those tasty ass, sausage bastards that Beyond Meat recently came out with) and decided to throw the strips on there and make a mock-philly cheese sort-a thang.I had some Follow Your Heart pepper jack style cheese slices, so while it was still hot, threw a slice on top.Now here is where I get crazy! If you are from Philly, forgive me. I added some Jut Mayo, French’s Mustard, and some dill relish! I know…I know…Blasphemy. I paired it up with some Salt and Cracked pepper Kettle Chips and chowed down.Guess what? It was freaking awesome. It reminded me of a steak sandwich. It was chewy, it was “steaky”, it was good! I ended up eating another one and left a few strips to take to work for a snack the next day.Now that I have tried these things, I can think of many more recipes in which these can be substituted. Add to some veggies with tomatoes and peppers for a stir fry, makes skewers with them, roll them in some breading and deep-fry, steak quesadillas, or add to salad and homemade vegan blue-cheese for black and blue. YES!
So what are these things made of?
Water, soy, wheat gluten, and some other things to keep them intact while cooking.
So what about them Nutes? (Nutrition Facts)?
Now…This is based off about 12 strips, and I think I had approximately than number on the bun when I constructed everything:Servings per container: 4.5
- Calories 150
- Total Fat 4.5g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 430mg
- Potassium: 115mg
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 0g
- 15% DV Calcium, 15% Iron