When I used to work in downtown Chicago and when the Taste of Chicago still existed, my friends and I would go there for lunch during the summer. One of my favorite things to get was italian sausage and peppers. OMG it was good. Of course I don't and won't eat real italian sausage anymore but with TVP, it's possible to have it again. Well kinda.
My version is really quick to make and you probably have everything already. Maybe not the TVP but that's pretty easy to get. Bob's Red Mill has it and Whole Foods does too in the bulk bin section.
Let's get started. Here is what you will need.
1 cup TVP
1 cup of water
3 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp sage
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper or green if you prefer
1 cup of tomato sauce warmed up
Bring to a boil the water, tamari and all of the spices. Once it comes to a boil, remove from heat and add the TVP and red wine vinegar. Stir to combine. Add the peppers and tomato sauce and stir again. Serve on a slider bun or a regular one if you prefer. Garlic potatoes are great with these sliders. Enjoy!!