Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Just because I don't eat meat doesn't mean I don't miss certain things--especially certain comfort foods. This is one of those foods. I've even impressed a few self-proclaimed carnivores with these. The avocados are optional, but they really do add to the whole...ummm... sandwich experience? Wow that sounds kinda lame. Anyway, I suppose you could use actual ground beef to make these but I cannot vouch for that version of this recipe. Prep/cooking times are estimated.
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large bell pepper, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 lbs soy crumbles
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 -2 jalapeno pepper, seeded (or not)
- 1 1⁄4 cups pale ale or 1 1⁄4 cups brown ale, room temperature
- 3⁄4 cup bottled chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 cup finely chopped green onion (or regular onion if you prefer)
- hamburger bun
- 1 -2 avocado, sliced (optional)
- Warm oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic and green pepper (if using regular onion, add it too). Saute, stirring frequently, 5 minutes.
- Stir in soy crumbles and chili powder. Cook 1-2 minutes (until fragrant).
- Add jalapeños, ale, chili sauce and soy sauce.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, about 15 minutes, until thickened.
- If using green onion, mix it in now.
- season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm, topped with avocado slices (if desired).
This was really quite good, though too salty! I would definitely make this recipe again, but would omit the soy sauce for sure. It really doesn't need it. I used a package of Smart Ground - the original flavor. And Lousiana hot sauce instead of bottled chili sauce. It was quite spicy and really yummy on toasted buns. We indulged and ate the excess 'slop' with chips! I loved the addition of avocado too, and would have never thought to add it! Very yummy even the next day! Thanks!
Very good! Too much Chili powder For my taste. 1/2 or 1 tablespoon is how I like this recipe. Good Flavor and Easy to make.
We LOVED this recipe. I made some changes. I made it in the crock pot, just threw it all in together and let it cook for a good 6 hours or so. I couldn't find soy crumbles to I used textured veggie protein. I added some worcestershire sauce, some red kidney beans, some mustard seeds and a can of chopped tomatoes. I used onion poweder instead of chopped onion, since I'm not an onion fan. This stuff smelled divine in the cooker and we couldnt' wait to eat it. Such a wonderful texture and it tasted amazing! We served it on buns with some cheese, sliced avacado and sour cream on top. It was so indulgent. A real comfort food, and became an instant family favourite. My husband is not a vegetarian, he loves his meat. But he adored this, and has requested I make it frequently. It's one of his fav meals now, and he says he doesn't miss the meat in it at all. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I love it.