I was a little nervous to cook with TVP for the first time. I was even more nervous to serve it to my husband. But we both ended up being pleasantly surprised with how this faux meat meal turned out. If you have yet to cook with TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), don’t be scared and give it a try!
Vegan Sloppy Joes
(Makes 4-6 Servings)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/4 cup TVP
1 1/2 cup water
3/4 cup organic ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce, reduced sodium
salt and pepper to taste
wheat sandwich buns
In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil and saute the pepper and onion until the onion is translucent.
Stir in the chili powder, garlic and mustard
Next stir in the TVP, water, ketchup and soy sauce.
Cover your saucepan and let the mixture come to a boil before reducing the heat and letting the mixture simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove the lid and let the liquid evaporate out for about five more minutes.
Add salt and pepper if desired before serving hot on buns.
(For 5 servings: Cals: 175; Fat: 5.5g; Fiber: 5.5g; Protein: 13g)