Sometimes I crave meat! When that happens, I cheat or I make something like meat. Made this recipe recently while visiting my sister in Florida, as I was craving meat after a hard ride.
- Beyond Meat Crumble – whole bag
- Rienzi Crushed Tomatoes – 1 can
- 1 tbs of olive oil
- 1 medium or 1/2 large vadilla onion dices
- 1 pablano pepper diced
- 2-4 clove garlic
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste – I use none
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper – Add if you want it spicy
- 1 Serrano pepper – Add if you want it Really Spicy!
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp roasted garlic powder
In a saute pan, large (GreenPan 5 qt Ceramic Saute Pan) in olive oil saute the onions and pablano pepper to saute. Do not add the hot pepper until the end, 1 minute before the crushed tomatoes. Let the unions and pepper brown a bit before turning using a medium high heat, but be careful not to burn the olive oil usually less than a 7 on stove top. Add the Garlic 30 seconds before adding the Beyond Meat.
Add the Beyond Meat Crumbles here and let brown. Usually about 3-5 minutes on a medium heat. While browning add all the spices. Once browned then add the hot pepper 1-2 minutes before adding the Crushed Tomatoes.
Add the crushed tomatoes and let cook for 5 minutes on medium low heat or simmer. Then taste for flavor and add spices as you see fit (salt), I use none, but lots of garlic!
While the sauce is simmering boil water for the pasta. I use Luigi Vitalli Whole Wheat Pasta as it is made with Durham Wheat as all good pasta should be – semolina. That is why it taste great, and no one will know it is whole wheat…Nice!
IMPORTANT – Only cook the pasta for 5 minutes to make it al dente’ , my father would say 2 minutes but then it is crunchy…:)