Riblets American Style
with Pan Fried Potatoes & Sautéed Cabbage
If you long for that smoky barbecue flavor of American ribs, Gardenburger has hit the "nail on the head" with this wonderful product. Added with your favorite potatoes and vegetable, Gardenburger Riblets makes this a favorite in my "Quick Dinner Menu".
A picnic with friends who are meat-eaters? Simply take a package of Gardenburger Riblets, coleslaw and potato salad made with Vegenaise, drinks and you'll have a summer feast! We spray the Riblets with no-stick spray oil and put them right on the barbecue to heat them up.
1 box of Gardenburger Riblets
2 medium sized red potatoes, pre-baked
1/2 organic head cabbage, roughly chopped
1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
non-stick oil pan spray
Gardenburger Meatless Riblet Ingredients
(Soy protein concentrate-hydrated, Canola oil, natural hickory smoke flavor, yeast extract, isolated soy protein, vegetable gum, salt, corn grits, malted barley, sunflower oil, natural flavors, caramel color, water), barbecue sauce, (high fructose corn syrup, water tomato puree, molasses, distilled vinegar, salt modified food starch, natural smoke flavor, spices, dried onion, dried garlic, cayenne pepper).
2 heavy bottom skillets
Turn the heat to high to warm the skillet.
Cut the top of the Gardenburger Riblet packages and set aside.
Turn the heat to medium-low, spray the skillet with no-stick oil and squeeze out the Riblet and sauce into the skillet. The Riblets do not have to be defrosted before cooking.
Turn the heat to low and cover the Riblets with a lid to help them defrost and heat faster.
Onions & Cabbage
In another no-stick oil sprayed skillet on medium heat, add the onion and saut� until brown.
Remove the cover and turn the Riblets over.
Add the cabbage to the onions and continue cooking over medium heat until the cabbage is slightly brown, but still green. I like mine slightly crunchy, but you can cook it softer if that is your preference.
While the cabbage is cooking in the other skillet, turn your attention to the Riblets. Scoot the Riblets to one side, spray the pan with no-stick oil and add the potatoe rounds... these have been pre-baked so they only need to be heated. Cook till crispy on both sides.
Now that everything is hot, plate your items and serve.
Timing The Meal
It always important to try and coordinate your cooking times so that everything comes out at the same time. This prevents items from getting cold or the whole process of cooking made longer by poor planning. Concentrate on getting all the ingredients measured and cut. Cook items that take longer first and then add the faster cooking items while everything else is cooking.
Choose your favorite plate or shallow bowl and serve. Nothing fancy, just tasty!
Another variation of serving Gardenburger Riblets is this one dinner I made with Vegan Basic Mashed Potatoes, fresh steamed green beans, pan-fried fresh corn kernels, baked butternut squash and fresh tomato wedges. This is soooo good!