It's been a while! This is another one of my mom's recipes that she taught me. It's actually pretty healthy unless you do what I did and eat a ton of delicious waffle fries with it oops. :x This makes a goodly amount of food, too, so it's perfect for serving to a group of 4 or 5.
Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
Canola oil for sautéing
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
12 oz. ground meat substitute (I used Yves, which can be found in most health food stores like Whole Foods Market)
1 tomato, diced
1 red bell pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. dry/ground mustard
1 tbsp. sweetener--honey, brown sugar, agave nectar (if you want to keep it healthy)
Whole wheat hamburger buns
Chop and dice all the vegetables. Heat skillet or pot to medium high heat and add about 2-3 tablespoons of canola oil, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the onion, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Cook about two minutes, stirring often.
Add the ground meat substitute and the Worcestershire sauce. Stir for a few minutes until the meat is slightly crisp and caramelized.
Add the diced red bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peppers have softened.
Add the tomato, paprika, another pinch of salt, and stir. Lower the heat to medium-low and let it took for 10 minutes.
Raise the heat back up to medium and add the tomato sauce, sweetener, dry mustard, and vinegar. Stir until combined, then let cook for about 8 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns and eat with WAFFLE FRIES