I’m not gonna lie, I felt that bottle of wine this morning dragging myself out of bed. So that’s why you shouldn’t do that on weeknights! :-) But work wasn’t stressful and I made it though the day today sticking with a veggie loaded Vega breakfast smoothie and a monster salad for lunch with hemp seed curry dressing. By dinner I was craving something hot and hearty, which I blame our windy and rainy weather today. Originally I bought sweet potatoes at Whole Foods over the weekend to try a new mash recipe I saw, but ended up doing something completely different with them getting inspired by a very non-vegan recipe I came across on AllRecipes using a package of Tofurky sausages I also grabbed. I was going for a recipe that non-vegan hubby and I could enjoy, but he decided to do his own thing tonight – oh well. But I still think it’s a great recipe for non-vegan family members and friends too.
Vegan Sweet Potatoes and Sausage
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 4 Tofurky sausages, sliced or crumpled
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 3 drops of hot pepper sauce
- 1 tsp. cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to boil, add potatoes and cook until tender – about 15 minutes
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add sausage, bell peppers, onion and garlic and cook until tender – about 8 minutes
Stir in potatoes, tomatoes, lemon juice, cilantro, green onions, pepper sauce and cumin and cook about another 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper and serve. Makes 6 servings.
While the sweet potatoes were boiling, I sous-chefed the rest of the ingredients.
Cooking the sausage with the garlic, peppers and onion.
Then mixed in the rest of the ingredients and cooked for a little more.
The sweet potatoes were nice and soft making almost a mash which I liked. If you want them more firm, boil for less time.
Then serve for a huge, one pot meal in about 30 minutes.
Because the veggies weren’t over-cooked to mush, they added a nice crisp texture to the soft sweet potato. And the Tofurky sausage was surprisingly spicy on it’s own giving this meal a lot of kick.