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I like to use seitan to make this spicy version of sloppy joes, but you can also use frozen crumbled tofu, grated tempeh, 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, or more
- 1 or 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon dark prepared 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
1. Shred or finely chop the seitan and set it aside.
2. Heat the oil in a saucepan 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 reserved seitan and the soy sauce and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to lightly brown.
3. Stir in the ketchup, tomato paste, water, chipotle chile, 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.
4. When ready to serve, spoon the hot mixture onto rolls and serve hot.