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Amys Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

What you need: 

1/2 lb tofu
1 6 oz can tomato paste
2 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 small onion, chopped
1 med. tomato, chopped
1 small jar sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt & pepper, chili powder, oregano to taste
1 tablespoon molasses

What you do: 

Heat olive oil in saucepan and add molasses. Crumble in tofu & brown, stirring to prevent burning. Add tomato paste & mix, adding water if necessary. Stir in mustard, onions and tomatoes. Add oregano and chili powder to taste and continue mixing and heating. Stir in mushrooms, ketchup & vinegar. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve on toasted sandwich buns or in tortillas or pitas.

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I have made this many times & I have never re-hydrated the tvp. With all that tomato sauce it soaks right up & becomes a little thick. Which is just the way I like it. Great recipe - See more at: http://vegweb.com/recipes/textured-soy-protein-sloppy-joes#comment-401331
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Great! Did add green pepper, besides that followed recipe as written. Will make again and again.

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Ok, so I deviated from this recipe quite a bit..but my version came out so fabulous and sloppy joe-tasting! I cook with tofu a lot, but for some reason this time it stuck horribly to the pan (I chopped it up instead of "crumbling"). I didn't add any molasses..so maybe that would have helped it not to stick? My tofu also didn't brown (except the burned stuck pieces). I added onion and mushroom, no tomato paste, lots of ketchup, vinegar, no tomatoes, regular mustard, some bbq sauce, and a little soy sauce. I added the recommended spices (just poured some in), and also added a little cayenne pepper. I think a better way to do the tofu would be to do it as regular (cubes), and then chop it after it's browned. In spite of what seemed like a disaster..this came out VERY tasty! : )

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