Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Italian SOYsage Spaghetti Sauce

I recently stumbled upon this Organic Veggie Italian Sausage (or as I call it SOYsage), I decided to give it a go.  I love fooling my TH with fake meat, so I swooped it up and decided to make a "meaty" spaghetti sauce for dinner. 


Since the "meat" already came in it's own little pouch, I decided to use that as one serving for my recipe. I grabbed some tomato sauce and headed home to see what else I had to use.  

The ingredients I used were:

  • I serving (Helen's Kitchen) Organic Veggie Italian Sausage
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 3 zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 large yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 tbs. dried basil (or more as needed, go by your taste)
  • 1 tbs dried oregano (or more as needed, go by your taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

With my veggies chopped, I sauteed them in medium heat with some olive oil and then set them aside. 


Next up, I threw in the "meat" with a bit more olive oil and got that cooking too.  The directions say to cook it for 5 minutes over medium/high heat; easy breezy!



With the "meat" nearly cooked, I added the garlic and cooked for another two minutes.  I then added the veggies and let everything "settle" together for another few minutes. 


Lastly, I added the two cans of tomato sauce, lowered the heat, covered and let it simmer for an hour while I finished up some things around the house.  You absolutely do not have to cook it this long, but just mix it all together and serve.  Or you can let it simmer longer if you want....it is totally up to you.  I like my flavors a bit more pulled together, so I wanted to give it more time (since I wasn't in a rush to get it on the table).


Instead of spaghetti noodles, I went with some three cheese tortellinis I had lying around.  I put a hefty scoop of sauce on top of my torts, added a pinch of Parmesan and BOOM, I was ready to serve!  The sauce turned out great.  This SOYsage packed a major punch in flavor, had the same consistency of meat and even got the green light of approval from my carnivore TH...double boom!

What meatless recipes are your favorite?


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