Not-So-Sloppy Joes
page 248 in the book

1 saute onion and bell pepper in oil and a little water for 1 to 2 minutes. Add crumbled tempeh and water and continue to cook until tempeh has absorbed all the water.
2 add the remaining ingredients, except buns, tasting as you go to reach the desired balance of sweet and tart. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, adding more water when necessary to keep a moist but not watery texture.
3 spoon a portion of mixture over halves of heated hamburger buns and serve.

 

  Ingredients:

- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tempeh patties (8 ounces each). Thawed and crumbled.
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
- 4 to 6 tablespoons hickory smoke-flavor barbecue sauce
- 1to 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 6 hamburger-style buns

 

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