Bistek is a savory Filipino dish usually with beef, soy sauce, citrus, pepper, and onion. You can veganize it by using portobello mushrooms, tofu, and potatoes. Bistek is similar to a Filipino Adobo, except Bistek has fewer seasoning. No fuss, just a simple, satisfying dish for any time of day.
This recipe has no meat and no animal products. It’s best enjoyed with a side of rice, but you may also eat it with bread, tortilla, pita bread. Whatever carbs or gluten-free option you prefer.
- frying oil (mixture of canola and olive oil preferred)
- 1 russet potato, thinly sliced horizontally
- 8 pieces portobello mushrooms, sliced into strips
- 8-10 pieces tofu, thinly sliced and fried
- 1 yellow onion, cut into rings
- 3-6 teaspoons of soy sauce (adjust to taste depending on soy sauce brand)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- dash of freshly cracked pepper
- Add oil to pan and fry the potatoes until crisp.
- Remove the potatoes and season them with salt, pepper, and lemon.
- Add the mushroom to the pan. When tender, add pepper and lemon to taste.
- Add the tofu and onions.
- When onions and mushrooms are tender, put back the potatoes.
- Pour the soy sauce and adjust to taste.
- Mix the ingredients well until flavors marry, adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Source: ASTIG Vegan
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