Monday, December 31, 2012

Mix it in a mincer and pretend it's beef...

Easy meaty pasta sauce made with bulgur wheat.  This whole grain power house is not just for hippies anymore.  Satisfying meal ready in 20 minutes.  Bulgur was suggested as a meaty substitute by a friend when I was making chili last summer, so I bought some and figured it was time I finally used it.

Boil water for pasta and cook according to package directions.  Sauce makes about 2 servings.

In a saucepan, add 2 TBS bulgar to 1 cup veggie broth, 1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds, and 1/2 tsp liquid smoke.  Bring to a boil.  Add 1 small 8oz can tomato sauce and let simmer 15 minutes until thickened.  Add cooked pasta and let sit a few minutes to absorb the sauce.

Top with equal parts pine nuts and nutritional yeast with a dash of salt blended together for a quick vegan parmesan topping.    

Happy New Year!


Vic Robinson said...

Hahah! I love this post! Veganism is def not just for hippies anymore!

Bianca said...

I love bulgar chili!! It really does make awesome chili meat.