Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Night Dinner

A vegan spin on the kid-friendly Sloppy Joe.

One of the ingredients you may not be familiar with is TVP, textured vegetable protien.

TVP works great in place of ground beef. It has the same texture and soaks up the flavor of anything you combine it with. I purchased it from QFC (Quality Food Center) in Vancouver, WA but if you live near Milwaulkie, OR you could go straight to the source and purchase it from Bob's Red Mill.

Sloppy V Joes

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup Kraft Original barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
2 cups tvp (textured vegetable protein)
3 cups water
8 Whole Wheat French rolls, split

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and garlic. Saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, barbecue sauce, Balsamic vinegar, hot sauce and water. Stir. Add tvp to skillet. Stir. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Serve on whole wheat buns.


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