I really enjoyed this. Can't quite convince my DH to try much of anything with TVP, but I liked it! :) The flavor & consistency were good. I halved the recipe & followed mostly as written, although I just eyeballed all of the seasonings. It was also really easy to make. I'm looking forward to leftovers later this week. Thanks for posting.
This was really good. My kids even loved it. We had 5 adults and 2 kids we were feeding, so I doubled the recipe. It was demolished - just barely enough leftover to send with my husband for lunch tomorrow. Next time I'll add some fresh garlic as I'm sauteing the pepper and onion.
I switched this up a bit, but i think it was GREAT!!! First of all, I cut the recipe in half which made 5 nice size sandwiches. I added 1 grated carrot (extra veggie oomph). Also took the suggestion of others and subbed out about 1/3 of the tomato sauce with ketchup. I also added a couple shakes of cinnamon (GREAT addition), subbed Stevia for the sugar, subbed Braggs for the soy (and doubled the amt), added a little vinegar for tang, added 1 T of BBQ sauce for smoke flavor and added some garlic powder. Awesome stuff and the leftovers on day two were almost better than on day one. Thanks for posting. UPDATE: I made this again today and again made a half a batch. I used ketchup like I did last time and instead of 1.25 cups, I used 1 cup of ketchup and 1/4 cup of BBQ. It tastes really good but made it a bit too sweet. I also had too much sauce. So next time I will go with 3/4 cups ketchup and 1T BBQ and see what happens for a half a batch!
I halved the recipe and added 2-3 Tbsp of homemade barbecue sauce. I didn't have prepared mustard so I added 1 tsp of ground mustard. It was super easy to make - great for a weeknight. My husband, a reluctant vegan, said, "This is delicious!" I served it on rolls, but I think it would make a good topping for rice too.
I made this tonight with a few of the recommendations of others, i.e., added ketchup for 1/2 of the tomato sauce (and I used crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, since that's all I had handy), added splashes of: balsamic vinegar, liquid smoke, Sweet Baby Rays bbq sauce. I also used a combo of red and yellow peppers, and added a TBS of Vegetarian Instant "Chicken" Base to the boiling water. This is the first time I cooked with TVP and I cannot tell you how much I loved this recipe. My meat-eating husband enjoyed it as well and he said he would like to have his over brown rice. This will be in my rotation for sure. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Made this just as written for a good, easy game-day meal. Hit with the kids and grown ups alike. Our non-vegan guests even liked it!
These were really good! I used have tomato sauce and half ketchup like the others and it turned out very tasty. I would make these again because it was pretty cheap and easy to make.
I really like this recipe, however I find that it makes more of a TVP chili than a sloppy joe. Still yummy, though!
I made this tonight. I used half ketchup and half tomato sauce like the others. The only thing I did not like was the mustard. I only had dijon and with just a dab it overshadowed the tomato taste. I will definitely add this to my book of recipes but next time no mustard for me.