I live in Texas, and here, barbecue is just a thing. A big thing. There's probably something wrong with you if you don't eat it or cook it or, well, yeah. Not vegan friendly, to be sure.
Before I was vegan, my husband and I used to go out for barbecue sandwiches. Now he goes for the barbecue and I get fried okra. I needed to remedy this.
So I did.
Homestyle Barbecue Sandwiches
One can tomato puree
1 c. water
1 c. barbecue sauce
Heat everything in a frying pan. Add either vegan beef strips or vegan ground beef and heat through. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings. We like sliced onion.
I made this two different times, using either the beef strips or the ground beef. The beef strips were from Trader Joe's, and the ground beef was Gardein. I gotta say I much preferred the ground beef to the strips. It seemed to absorb the sauce better and stretch further.
Serve with chips, or French fries, or fried okra!
Warning - they are messy! Keep lots of napkins close by!
Needless to say, I am happy to resume my place amongst the barbecue lovers, vegan and cruelty free style!