A delicious and protein-packed meal for any time of the day, these Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper are quick to make and sure to please! This is a meal you will want to put on repeat!

 

One of the best things about soy curls is how easily they absorb any flavors you cook them in. In this dish, I’ve paired them with fresh pineapple, bell pepper, and a delectable teriyaki sauce that’s salty-sweet with just a bit of heat. It’s an easy weeknight meal that will make your taste buds dance!

What Are Soy Curls?

Soy curls are a meat alternative made from whole organic soybeans, they have been cooked and dehydrated. It is not refined or isolated protein instead it contains the entire soybean. Soy curls are best stored in the freezer, when ready to prepare, they are rehydrated and it has the texture of shredded meat.

My hubby recently ordered a box of Soy Curls from Butler Foods, Butler Foods are the only maker of soy curls.  I decided to experiment with a new recipe and I came up with this Teriyaki Soy curls with Pineapple and Sweet Peppers recipe. The result was finger-licking good, my hubby said to me that this recipe was a keeper. I serve it with brown rice and everyone enjoyed it.

Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper

Why You Will Love This Recipe?

It’s been a hit with my entire family since I made it. It’s turned into a family fixation. Plus, it’s one of the few dishes where my kids would not realize that there is no meat in it. I’m sure this will just become your new favorite recipe, whether you’re vegan or not!

  • It’s easy to whip up this Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper dish in less than 1 hour.
  • It’s super affordable and uses a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!
  • It is full of health advantages.
  • It is vegan, gluten-free, and egg-free.
  • It is ideal for meal preparation.
  • It is pretty customizable. You can add your favorite veggies and spices to make it your own.

Ingredients To Make Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper

  • Butler’s Soy Curls: used as a vegan substitute for chicken
  • Onion powder: I used onion powder to flavor the soy curls.
  • Ground paprika: I added this ingredient for the most amazing flavor.
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil: If you want to fry your soy curls instead of baking you’ll require it.
  • Coconut oil: I used coconut oil in my recipe because it is healthy!
  • Garlic: I used both fresh garlic and garlic powder. Garlic powder was used to marinate soy curls. Fresh minced garlic was used in the preparation of Teriyaki sauce.
  • Freshly grated ginger: I like the taste of ginger, therefore I used it in the sauce.
  • Bragg’s liquid amino: Made from soya bean, this sauce will fulfill the need for protein. It is a crucial ingredient in vegan recipes, and I simply love it. It is also gluten-free, so no worries there.
  • Coconut sugar: Liquid sweeteners can be used in place of coconut sugar, such as maple syrup, brown rice syrup, and agave syrup.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Red bell pepper offers a citrusy and sweet flavor. They add beautiful color. If you want your dish to be visually more appealing, you can use red, yellow, and green peppers.
  • Cornstarch: Depending on the desired consistency of the sauce, you can increase or decrease the amount of cornstarch.
  • Pineapple: Pineapples are high in antioxidants, which can help to protect the body from diseases. I used both pineapple chunks and pineapple juice.
  • Green onion: You get a grassy yet savory flavor by adding the green onion. If you don’t have green onions, you can use scallions as well.
  • Cayenne pepper: Although optional, it imparts a more neutral “peppery” flavor to your dish.

 Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper

How To Make Teriyaki Soy Curls With Pineapple and Bell Pepper?

To make the Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper, I soaked the soy curls in warm water for 10 minutes, after I drain the water and add seasonings. I bake until brown (at this step you can lightly fry in a skillet).

As it’s baking, I prepare the sauce by sautéing the garlic, ginger, and bell pepper until tender, I added pineapple juice, coconut sugar, and Bragg’s liquid aminos and cook on medium. I then thicken the sauce with a mixture of cornstarch and water. Finally, I toss the soy curls and pineapple chunks in the sauce and garnish with chopped spring onions.

How To Serve Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper?

This vegan teriyaki soy curls dish is deliciously served over rice with chopped green onions, bean sprouts, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

It’s much more filling if you serve this recipe with steamed or sautéed vegetables! I think broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms would be nice accompaniments.

Any starch traditionally associated with Indian cuisine, such as roti, garlic naan or bread, dosa, or rice, would also be fantastic here. You can serve it with noodles, flatbread, quinoa, pita bread, crackers,  or alongside chickpea pancakes.

Soy Curls

How Long Does It Last?

This teriyaki soy curls with pineapple and bell pepper will last for around 5 days in the fridge, making it ideal for meal prep! Soy curls can also be frozen and enjoyed at a later time.

Just follow the following storing tips:

  • Let the leftovers cool before storing.
  • Keep them in airtight glass containers because spices can leave stains.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  • You may also freeze leftover curry for up to a few weeks.
  • When you’re ready to eat, defrost it in the refrigerator and reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Storage in separate servings makes for a convenient grab-and-go meal.

Recipe Notes

Stop here for a few moments, and look at the following recipe’s tips and suggestions:

  • I’ve been a long-time fan of Butler Soy Curls, but they’re not the easiest ingredient to work with. They’re dehydrated and need to be reconstituted in hot water before they can be eaten, and then they need to be cooked—and they can easily overcook and turn mushy. I prefer to use them in recipes where they are marinated or braised and then baked, as in these Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper.
  • I seasoned and baked the rehydrated Butler’s Soy Curls before adding them to the sauce; do not skip this step; it ensures the best outcomes in the end.
  • Any other vegetables, spices, or herbs can be used.

Other Butler Soy Curls Recipes

Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper

How Long Does It Last?

This teriyaki soy curls with pineapple and bell pepper will last for around 5 days in the fridge, making it ideal for meal prep! Soy curls can also be frozen and enjoyed at a later time.

Just follow the following storing tips:

  • Let the leftovers cool before storing.
  • Keep them in airtight glass containers because spices can leave stains.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  • You may also freeze leftover curry for up to a few weeks.
  • When you’re ready to eat, defrost it in the refrigerator and reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • While reheating in the microwave, use a microwave cover to avoid splattering.
  • Storage in separate servings makes for a convenient grab-and-go meal.

Recipe Notes

Stop here for a few moments, and look at the following recipe’s tips and suggestions:

  • I’ve been a long-time fan of Butler Soy Curls, but they’re not the easiest ingredient to work with. They’re dehydrated and need to be reconstituted in hot water before they can be eaten, and then they need to be cooked—and they can easily overcook and turn mushy. I prefer to use them in recipes where they are marinated or braised and then baked, as in these Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper.
  • I seasoned and baked the rehydrated Butler’s Soy Curls before adding them to the sauce; do not skip this step; it ensures the best outcomes in the end.
  • Any other vegetables, spices, or herbs can be used.

Other Butler Soy Curls Recipes

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are Soy Curls The Same As TVP?

Butler’s soy curls are remarkably similar to TVP and may be used in most recipes interchangeably. The key distinction is that TVP is often prepared from defatted soy flour, whereas soy curls are prepared from whole soybeans. Butler Soy Curls are a less processed alternative.

TVP vs. Soy Curls

One of the most common meat substitutes used in vegan and vegetarian cooking is dehydrated soy protein, known as textured vegetable protein (TVP). TVP comes in a variety of forms and sizes, but small flakes are the most prevalent, making them an excellent ground beef substitute in dishes like vegan tacos and meatballs.

As for soy curls, they are prepared from the whole soybean. Whereas fat-trimmed soy flour is used to make TVP. They are both low in fat, protein-rich, and inexpensive meat substitutes.

Are Soy Curls Healthy?

Soy curls are typically thought to be beneficial to one’s health. They’re prepared with non-GMO, whole soybeans that haven’t been treated with pesticides, preservatives, or other chemicals. They’re high in protein, fiber, potassium, and iron. Despite the fact that soy curls are typically healthful, they may be flavored with oil, pepper, salt, or sugar, which reduces the nutritional value of the product.

How Much Protein Do Soy Curls Have?

Protein is essential for vegan athletes, the elderly, and everyone else. Soy is a superb source of protein since it is a “complete protein,” meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids.

Soy Curls, on the other hand, are simply one of many vegan protein choices manufactured from soybeans. In terms of protein content, how do Soy Curls stack up against tempeh, tofu, and TVP?

So, here’s the raw information:

  • Soy Curls: In a 120-calorie serving of soy curls there are 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Tempeh: Tempeh has 18 grams of protein, 4.5 grams of fat, and 12 grams of carbohydrates per 160 calories.
  • TVP: In an 80-calorie serving, TVP has 12g of protein, 0g of fat, and 7g of carbohydrates.
  • Tofu: In an 80-calorie serving of tofu, there are 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat, and 2 grams of carbohydrates.

But, in order to get useful information out of this, we need to compute the macronutrient ratio or the fraction of calories that come from protein. Forget about the arbitrary “serving sizes” and find out which foods provide the most protein for our calorie budget.

When you look at macronutrient ratios, you’ll notice that:

  • TVP contains roughly 60% protein.
  • Tempeh has a protein content of roughly 45 percent.
  • Tofu has roughly 40% protein.
  • Soy Curls contain roughly 37% protein.

As a result, Soy Curls are ranked last…  However, this does not imply that Soy Curls are less healthful than TVP, tofu, and tempeh. When it comes to meeting your protein goals, they’re just not as effective as TVP or tempeh.

Are Soy Curls Processed?

Soy Curls are a less processed meat alternative than most other meat substitutes. They’re made from non-GMO, whole soybeans. No part of these soybeans is removed when they’ve been broken apart. Soy Curls aren’t formed of protein isolates like TVP or TSP (TSP).

Do Soy Curls Taste Good?

Although they have a chicken-like texture after reconstituted, they possess a very faint flavor and do not taste like much on their own. They, like tofu, require a flavoring coating of marinade on the outside.

Is Soy Meat Good For Losing Weight?

According to new research, adding soy protein to a high-protein, low-calorie diet can help people lose weight.

Do I Have To Refrigerate Soy Curls?

Soy Curls are a completely natural product with no additives or preservatives. Refrigerate or freeze them to maintain their freshness.

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Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper

Enjoy this delicious Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper, in which seasoned Soy Curls are smothered in a flavorful sauce with a tropical twist!
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Course: Entrée, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Teriyaki Soy Curls with Pineapple and Bell Pepper
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 111kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package Butler’s Soy Curls
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • oil for baking or frying
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 6 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks or 1-8 ounce can
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 400 degrees F. If frying, continue to the next step but skip step 5.
  • To prepare the soy curls, soak in warm water for 10 minutes. Drain soy curls using a colander and press to drain excess.
  • Transfer soy curls to a bowl and season with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and salt.
  • If frying, heat oil on medium-high and cook seasoned soy curls until brown. Continue until all have been fried. Set aside.
  • If baking, spread soy curls on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until brown. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Teriyaki sauce, heat oil in a saucepan on medium-high. add garlic, ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bell pepper and cook until tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Add pineapple juice. Bragg’s liquid aminos, sugar and bring to boil. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the saucepan stirring to thicken.
  • Stir prepared soy curls into sauce to fully coat, add pineapple chunks and cayenne pepper. Garnish with spring onions, delicious served with brown rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 862IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg