Easy Peasy Sloppy Joes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large white onion, chopped
4 ribs of celery, chopped
1 small can of green chilies
6 cloves of chopped/pressed garlic
1 cup tomato sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup ketchup
4 teaspoons Tabasco (or other hot sauce)
2-3 teaspoons vegetarian Worcestershire sauce (like Annie's)
1 cup textured soy protein
Heat the oil in a deep skillet (one with a lid would be good) on low. When warm, saute the onions and celery until soft. Add the garlic and green chilies and cook a few minutes longer.
Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until mixture bubbles. Turn to low and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Turn heat off.
Mix in textured soy protein and put the lid on. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to absorb liquid.
Serve on freshly toasted burger buns.