Monday, August 1, 2011

Sloppy Joes

My 10 year old son requested Sloppy Joes for dinner. I was reluctant but decided I was up for the challenge. They turned out great! My husband and I ate ours in a lightly roasted red bell pepper with a drizzle of non dairy cheese sauce. They are made with textured vegetable protein. This stuff has a great texture and is very similar to ground meat. Gluten-free, vegan, contains soy.

•2-3 tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
•1 onion, diced
•1 green or red bell pepper, diced
•1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
•1 cup gf bbq sauce
1 cup ketchup
•1 tbsp chili powder
•1 tbsp gf soy sauce
•dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional)
•1 tbsp sugar
•1 1/2 cups TVP
•salt and pepper to taste
•5-6 hamburger buns
In a large skillet, sautee the onion and peppers in olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are soft.
Reduce heat to medium low and add the remaining ingredients (except buns) and stir well to combine. Allow to simmer for at least 15 more minutes.
Spoon onto hamburger buns or roasted bell pepper and serve hot. I roasted a bell pepper cut in half @ 350
 for 10 minutes with a little water in the pan.

Nutritional Yeast Cheese Sauce  Recipe By:
•1/4 cup nutritional yeast
•1/4 cup millet flour (gluten free) or unbleached wheat flour
•1/4 tsp garlic powder
•1/4 tsp onion powder
•1/8 tsp ground mustard
•1/4 tsp sea salt
•1 cup water
•1 tbsp vegan margarine (ex. Earth Balance)
To Prepare:  Mix all dry ingredients together in a small saucepan.  Mix water and butter together and microwave for 2 minutes to melt and combine.  Slowly pour water and butter into saucepan with dry ingredients while whisking (to avoid lumps).  Heat saucepan on the stove top over medium heat until thickened – keep whisking!

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