Today I did so more experimenting in the kitchen. I purchased Gardein beefless tips. According to directions, I was suppose to cook the tips until browned, then set aside.
After I cooked the tips, I took a bit and the texture was actually great, as well as the taste. However, as I began to cook my stew as normal, I added the tips later on. I though that perhaps it would be great if the tips could actually take on the flavor of the stew.
I think that's where I went wrong. I don't think the tips are meant to be cooked or stewed for a very long time.
I think the tips would go great in a stir fry. If you have use this product and have any suggestions -- let me know!