- Servings : 4
I like to use seitan to make this spicy version of sloppy joes, but you can also use frozen crumbled tofu, grated tempeh, chopped mushrooms, or cooked bulgur to good effect.
- 8 ounces seitan
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 or 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 burger rolls
Shred, grind, or finely chop the seitan and set it aside.
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, cover, and cook until softened, about 10 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds longer.
Stir in the chopped seitan and the soy sauce and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to lightly brown.
Stir in the ketchup, tomato paste, water, chipotle chiles, mustard, chili powder, paprika, Liquid Smoke, salt, and pepper. Mix well, adding a little more water if the mixture is too dry. Simmer for 5 minutes to blend flavors.
When ready to serve, spoon the mixture onto the rolls and serve hot.