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Panda Express Copycat Recipe – Beijing Seitan VS Beijing Beef

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Panda Express Copycat – Beijing Seitan

Ingredients

Ingredients for 3 Panda Express Copycat – Beijing Seitan Servings

Approximate serving size (226g)

  • Sauce
    • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or low sodium tamari or soy)
    • 3 tablespoons hoisin
    • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
    • 1 tablespoon red chili garlic sauce (or Sriracha)
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons (natural) ketchup
    • 3oz water (add more if you desire a thinner sauce)
  • Seitan Marinade
    • Juice from 1 can of chickpeas (aquafaba), about 2oz
    • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
    • Cracked black pepper
  • 8oz seitan, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch squares
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) arrowroot (or corn starch)
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Garnish
    • Sesame seeds
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce, season to taste with more aminos, then set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the marinade, lightly mix, then add the chopped seitan.  Let it marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature, OR overnight in the fridge in an airtight container.
  3. Once the seitan has marinated, add the arrowroot to a sealable bag (or a bowl).  Add each seitan piece to the arrowroot BUT MAKE SURE you shake off any excess liquid before adding to the bag.  Shake the pieces in the bag to coat.
  4. Place a nonstick skillet on medium high heat, and once hot, add the oil.  Then add each piece of seitan (without excess arrowroot flour so shake off each piece before adding).  Sear and toss the seitan in the skillet for 4 – 6 minutes until golden brown on the outside.
  5. Set aside the seitan in a bowl then increase the heat to high.  Add the bell peppers and onions and sear for about 2 minutes until the edges have browned.  Then reduce the heat to medium and add the seitan back to the skillet.  Toss everything together for 1 minute until mixed.
  6. Pour in the sauce and toss everything together one more time.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy with freshly steamed cauliflower rice, brown rice or a mixture of both!

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Calories
420
Protein
25g
Fat
15g
Carbs
47g
Sodium
1290mg
Fiber
3g
Sugar
24g
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Panda Express Copycat – Beijing Beef

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 Panda Express Copycat – Beijing Beef Servings

Approximate serving size (226g)

  • Sauce
    • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or low sodium tamari or soy)
    • 3 tablespoons hoisin
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce* (OPTIONAL)
    • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
    • 1 tablespoon red chili garlic sauce (or Sriracha)
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons (natural) ketchup
    • 3oz water (add more if you desire a thinner sauce)
  • Beef Marinade
    • 1 egg lightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
    • Cracked black pepper
  • 1lb lean flank steak with all fat trimmed, chopped into thin 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch squares
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) arrowroot (or corn starch)
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Garnish

Sesame seeds

Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce, season to taste with more aminos, then set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the marinade, lightly mix, then add the thinly sliced beef.  Let it marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature, OR overnight in the fridge in an airtight container.
  3. Once the beef has marinated, add the arrowroot to a sealable bag (or a bowl).  Add each piece of flank to the arrowroot BUT MAKE SURE you shake off any excess liquid before adding to the bag.  Shake the pieces in the bag to coat.
  4. Place a nonstick skillet on medium high heat, and once hot, add the oil.  Then add each piece of beef (without excess arrowroot flour so shake off each piece before adding).  Sear and toss the beef in the skillet for 6 – 8 minutes until the edges are seared AND it’s cooked to your liking (i.e., cooked, rare medium, etc).
  5. Set aside the beef in a bowl then increase the heat to high.  Add the bell peppers and onions and sear for about 2 minutes until the edges have browned.  Then reduce the heat to medium and add the beef back to the skillet.  Toss everything together for 1 minute until mixed.
  6. Pour in the sauce and toss everything together one more time.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy with freshly steamed cauliflower rice, brown rice or a mixture of both!
Calories
390
Protein
26g
Fat
18g
Carbs
30g
Sodium
590mg
Fiber
2g
Sugar
18g
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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.