Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tempeh Bolognese

Source: Vegetarian Times (slightly modified by Aimee)
Makes 8 servings

 28 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 
1 TB plus 2 tsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 TB dried oregano
1 TB minced garlic
8 oz. package tempeh, cubed
1 TB soy sauce
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 TB tomato paste
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup evaporated milk
24 oz. whole wheat spaghetti

1. Pulse tomatoes coarsely in food processor and place in medium saucepan.
2.  Heat 1 TB oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, oregano, & garlic; cook 5-6 minutes, stirring often. Stir mixture into saucepan.
3. Heat 2 tsp oil in same skillet over medium heat. Cook tempeh until browned, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce & 1/2 cup water; cook 5 minutes more, or until liquid has absorbed. Break tempeh into crumbles with spatula.  Stir tempeh into saucepan along with wine, tomato paste, & Worcestershire sauce. Simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk & simmer 5 minutes more.
4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Serve tempeh sauce over cooked pasta.

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