1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup tomato or V8 juice
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce (or Liquid Aminos)
1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (I prefer 1 tsp)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
3 star anise (whole) can be found at Asian Markets
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup chopped white or yellow onions
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 lbs. tofu, drained and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 cups green onions, sliced into 1 inch sections
Combine first 11 ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Steam carrots slightly and set aside. Saute green pepper and white/yellow onions in sesame oil until soft then set aside. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and cook until browned, turning occasionally. Add tomato juice mixture, cooked veggies, green onions and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Discard star anise. Serve over rice.
Source of recipe: This was given to me by a vegfriend with some of my own modifications.