Sloppy Joes
You'd never know it's meatless


1 large onion, chopped
1 to 2 C celery, chopped
1 t balsamic vinegar (other vinegar can be used)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
  (or 2 t dried minced garlic or garlic powder)
1 T chili powder (will not make it too hot)
2 T cumin
2½ C tomato sauce
   (or a 6 oz can tomato paste + 1 C tomato juice + 1 C water)
1 T prepared yellow mustard
1 T ground dry mustard
1 T brown sugar
1 t black strap molasses
1½ cups dry TVP granules
1½ C boiling water
optional spicy version: 1 to 3 t hot sauce or roasted chilies

Saute onion and celery in balsamic vinegar and a little water on medium heat. Add more water if needed. Add garlic, peppers and spices and saute for a few more minutes. Add everything else and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over whole wheat buns, rice or pasta.

Adding a can of chili beans makes a very filling dish, changing it slightly to Sloppy Josés.

6 servings, each: Calories 152, Fat 1.85 g. (10% cff), Carbohydrate 19.86 g., Protein 17.44 g

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