Thursday, November 13, 2008

tony soprano sandwich

i was craving an old-school italian meatball sandwich. but, i really didn't feel like making meatballs, so i made a sloppy 'meat' sandwich instead. it might look like a modified sloppy joe, but it tastes way more tony soprano-like to me.


  • 1 hoagie bun
  • 1 cup cooked tvp (about 1/2 cup dry tvp)
  • *or 1 cup boca crumbles
  • 1 8oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
cook the textured vegetable protein with half the water according to package (about 1/4 cup). add the tomato sauce, water, spices, and peppers to the tvp. heat the mixture for about 2 minutes on med. temperature. toast hoagie if desired, and stuff with tvp mixture.

and if you are a kraut nut like me, i think it complements this dish nicely.

23 comments:

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

That looks delicious *drools*
I could really eat a meatball sub round about now >:o)

Becca said...

Oh yummy! It's so awesome how people can veganize the most carnivorous recipes, haha. That really looks incredible!

Adam said...

Nice looking torpedo! I absolutely love any type of sloppy joe sandwich, so this is awesome. And a side of kraut, you read my mind :)

Lauren said...

Mmm, never thought of putting kraut on an Italian sandwich. I do love sauerkraut! :) And I use to love meatball subs as a kid...been years!

Meg said...

I have been craving meatball sandwiches, but I don't do meat! Thanks for this! Looks awesome!

jessy said...

it's all rainy and crappy out today and then i saw your tony soprano sammie and smiled and said "yuuuuuuum"! it looks soooo super awesome, and it's calling my name! mmmmmmmmmmmm!

allularpunk said...

i thought that was kraut i spied on your sammie! i had sloppy joes last night for dinner myself. must be something in the air.

Chef E said...

You had me a 'Sloppy Joes', check out my TVP chorizo recipe I posted from a cooking class yesterday -E

greendogwine said...

wow - that sandwich is making my stomach growl - that look AMAZING

abadeeba said...

Love. Sloppy. Joe. That looks awesome.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Where was I when you made this?!?

*y.l.h.

Usha said...

Sounds like a quick and interesting dinner...

Bianca said...

That looks delicious, and I love saurkraut. I never think to add it to anything but veggie dogs...but this is a great idea.

I've tagged you for a meme on my blog, by the way. Go check it out!

Sal said...

tony soprano sarnie - haha love it! it looks delicious too!

Emily said...

No kidding...I made sloppy Joes the same night! I will post them later. Looks awesome!

happyherbivore.com said...

Yum! Simple yet awesome... just how I like it.

Joanna said...

that sounds so darn delicious. i love the smell of meatball subs. my sister works at subway, but unfortunately, she always comes home smelling like tuna salad. if she was going to smell like any meat, i'd definitely prefer meatballs!!

shellyfish said...

Oh, mamma, this looks so darn good!

tofufreak said...

hoho that looks awesome!

Mrs. Mandy said...

Mmmmm meatball sub! Genius recipe. What's your day job? xoxo

Maya said...

Very satisfying sandwich

Sarah said...

Miss V, that looks really good! I'm going to try to make it!

Celeste said...

Great!