Vegan protein-packed Bean Bolognese by Tessyloowhoo

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet onion (chopped into ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 medium green pepper (chopped into ½ inch pieces)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 package frozen vegan meatless ground beef substitute
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes (about 14.5oz can, drained)
  • 1 can of Great Northern Beans (white beans about 15.8oz can, drained)

Directions:

  1. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and sauté the onion and garlic over medium heat. Add in the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste while cooking.
  2. Once the onions are clear mix in the chopped green pepper and cook for 10 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add in the vegan meat substitute and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. While the meat mixture is cooking blend the whole peeled tomatoes  in a food processor until smooth . 
  5. Mix the pureed tomatoes, marinara, and beans into the skillet and simmer over medium-low heat for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Serve over whole wheat pasta or spaghetti squash. Makes about 6 cups.(in picture served with 1 cup of spaghetti squash)

Nutritional Content for 1 serving, about 1 cup (makes about 6 cups)

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat:4g
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • (for serving with spaghetti squash add 41 calories, 10g carbs,1 g of protein, and 4 sugars)

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