Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Stand Aside Steak, A.1. Original Sauce has 1,000 Other Uses as Well! {Tofu & Veggie Stir Fry Recipe}

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While this summer was filled with all sorts of fun and family time, I can't deny that the arrival of September provides me a large amount of relief. There's just something about the (slight) cooling of the heat and the kids returning to school that makes my inner schedule-loving self happy.

Along with the changing of the seasons and our lives returning back to "normal," this month also manages to bring about some changes to our menu planning as well. All of our usual standby recipes are still great, of course, but the sudden arrival of more time to myself during the day allows for a little more creativity and experimentation in the kitchen.

So, while I've been happily spending more time with my apron and a kitchen to myself, I've also broadened my family's meal selections a bit more lately thanks to the introduction of a new-to-us-but-not-everyone-else addition, A.1. Original Sauce.

A.1. Original Sauce

Previously known as "Steak Sauce," A.1. has recently made the change to their label to help people everywhere realize that this condiment can be used on just about anything! While A.1. and steak will always be the best of friends, this bottle can also be on the table or ingredient list when the meal is chicken, seafood, veggies, potatoes, pasta and much more.

I have to admit that I am indeed one of the many people that had no idea that A.1. was quite so versatile. Use it in chili? Add it to meatloaf? Pour it in the slow cooker? Mix it in with salsa? Who knew?!

Therefore, with my sudden inspiration to change up my family's weekly menu a little bit, I took one look at Kraft's Stir-Fry Vegetables and knew that A.1. might be just the thing to give a new taste to one of our favorites, Tofu & Veggie Stir Fry.

tofu stir fry

You can choose any type of protein that you wish, of course, but with half of our household non-meat eaters, tofu is a staple in our meals.

However, as it doesn't have a great deal of flavor on its own, I opted to marinate my tofu in A.1. Sauce while I prepared the rest of the veggies in hopes that it would give it a little extra punch.

marinate tofu

Then, after the tofu had a turn in my skillet, it was time for the vegetables to take a ride.

veggie stir fry

Easy, right?

Then I simply mixed the tofu back in, added a little soy sauce and fresh lemon juice and voilĂ !

tofu stir fry recipe

Yum! This tofu & veggie stir fry turned out perfect as a side dish or, as I had let a pot of rice simmer while I was cooking, the two together easily became the main dish.

stir fry recipe

Ready for a bite? Click here for the full recipe: Tofu & Veggie Stir Fry!

No matter if you're whipping something up for a potluck, to serve to guests in your home or are just looking for a way to put a new twist on a familiar favorite, A.1. Original Sauce makes it easy (and tasty) to go beyond steak! What will you pair it with next?

For more delicious ways to incorporate A.1. into your next dish, check out the large number of recipes available at KraftRecipes.com to find a wide variety of ideas that are creative, mouthwatering and fun for your next meal.

This post is a part of a partnered campaign with Kraft Foods, however, all thoughts and opinions shared are honest and my own. 


Karen Glatt said...

I love A-1 steak sauce! It tastes so delicious on steak, but it also is so good in meatloaf and other dishes. I like this Stir Fry with Tofu. I would love to make this healthy dish.

Vesta Mason said...

Wow, I had no idea that A.1. was quite so versatile either! I'm going to try it in my next stir fry and in my meatloaf for that added little umph! Thanks for sharing!

slehan said...

I've liked A-1 for years (maybe 50). My strange but fun addition to tuna casserole.

slehan at juno dot com

Unknown said...

The only other recipe, aside from a grilled steak, that I have used A1 is in my French Onion Soup. Now, I have another recipe! Thank you!

Cami said...

I would never have thought to use A-1 in stir fry. This looks really good!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, those muffins look AMAZING! I think I may try to make them before my son goes to school in the morning. I think he would LOVEEEE them!!

Paula Ball said...

Meat isn't a part of my diet either, & it can be challenging to keep an interest in eating. I also have Crohns so that eliminates raw foods. I don't know why but I thought A-1 was an animal product. Gonna try this!

slehan said...

I'm going to use it the next time I make meatloaf.

slehan at juno dot com

slehan said...

Tried it in meatloaf and liked it very much. Thanks for reminding me about A1.

slehan at juno dot com

Karen Propes said...

I can't wait to try your stir fry, just showed it to my DH and he is going to the store tomorrow to get what we don't have. Can hardly wait. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Matos said...

We love A1! I have never tried tofu I dont know that I am brave enough!

Sandra Watts said...

I love A-1 Steak sauce and it has so many great uses. Your dish looks so good.