17 February 2011

Meatless Sloppy Joe's

In October 2010, I decided it was time to go vegetarian. Again. In my teens I tried to be vegetarian, but it is really hard when you don’t do the grocery shopping and those who do are unsupportive. Now that I *shock* am an adult and living on my own, vegetarianism was an obvious choice. The only downside is I still enjoy and want to make things that require meat. Enter Yves Veggie Ground Round!

This meatless wonder comes in a variety of styles like original, Italian, Mexican, and Asian. Yves’ Ground Rounds are a pre-cooked soy-based crumble that can replace meat in any dish like lasagna, tacos, shepherd’s pie, chili … You get the idea. It also comes in original chicken.

  • 2 packages of Yves Veggie Ground Round
  • Hamburger buns
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Break up your ground round in a pan and add the pepper and onion. You may also want to add a little oil to help your veggies since the ground round doesn’t have the fat ground beef would. Ground round has ZERO trans- and saturated fats, ZERO cholesterol, and is actually a good source of protein and fibre. (I only wish I was sponsored by them. It is actually that great of a product.)

Once you’ve got your ground round and veggies heated up (remember, it’s pre-cooked!), you can add your garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar, stir, and simmer for 30 minutes. I’m not a big fan of sweet things, so I only use one teaspoon of brown sugar.

While that is simmering, I like my buns toasted.

You can season your meatless meat with salt and pepper to taste, and serve!

You can also go the easy route and just use the canned stuff with the ground round. I won't judge :P

Bon App├ętit!