This is the recipe from "The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook". SO EASY!!! My kids have always loved this, they are 15 and 11. Originally it called for 3TBS oil, I use 2, but I'm sure you could use less. A little indulgence doesn't hurt. I use olive oil because I LOVE it.
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large green pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 2 1⁄2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 -2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon sugar (I use sucanat)
- 1 1⁄2 cups dry textured vegetable protein
- Saute onion and green pepper in oil.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer together for 20 minutes.
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!