Vegan ‘Meaty’ Pizza

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Yesterday, Shawn and I were running a few errands and headed to the grocery store to grab something to make for lunch. We didn’t want to do a full grocery load so we ended up just grabbing a ball of pizza dough.

When we got home, we realized we didn’t have any tomato sauce so we improvised with a thick, ‘meaty,’ barbeque pizza.

INGREDIENTS: 

¼ cup black beans

¼ cup corn

¾ cup TVP

½ cup crushed tomatoes

chives

chopped garlic

barbeque sauces

other spices

Step one:  Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Step two: Take half of the dough and roll it out on a pan, then spread some chopped garlic on the dough.

Step three: Put just the dough, without any toppings on it, in the oven for about 2-3 minutes. This way the dough cooks a bit before the toppings go on, and prevents the dough from getting soggy.

For the toppings

Step one: put your black beans, corn, tvp, crushed tomatoes, and chives in a frying pan. The water from the crushed tomatoes should be enough to cook the TVP, but if you need to, you can add more water.

Step two: Add desired spices. I used a spicy, salty spice blend (called Slap Ya Mama). I also added a little barbecue sauce as well.

Step three: Once all the water is cooked off in the frying pan and your mixture is thick, spread it onto your dough.

Step four: Drizzle a little oil (I used canola) over the pizza. Then drizzle some barbeque sauce over the pizza as well.

Allow to bake in oven for about 5-10 minutes depending on how crispy you want the dough.

Shawn and I liked the pizza so much that we ended up making another one for dinner…

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This one was made similarly, but we added some jalapeno peppers, a little bit of chipotle peppers, and a lot more chopped garlic than the first pizza. We also didn’t have any crushed tomatoes left for this pizza, but it turned out great without the tomatoes!

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