meat hot sauce

Meatless Rochester-style Meat Hot Sauce

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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12

What you'll need

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 12 oz package meatless crumbles (I use Lightlife Smart Ground because it’s a finer consistency which works well for this sauce)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

How you'll do it

  • In a small pot, cook onion and garlic in a bit of water until soft and translucent.
  • Add crumbles and break apart into small bits.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir well until tomato paste and spices are distributed evenly.
  • Simmer sauce for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Stir often.
  • If needed, add water to keep sauce moist but not soupy. If there’s too much water, simmer until you get the consistency you’d like.