This slightly smokey sauce is chocked full of vegetable protein and good for you fiber. You can adjust the heat by controlling how many Chipotle peppers you add.
2 cups of cooked brown rice (or riced cauliflower or other preferred riced veggie)
1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 small can of Chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
1 medium Vidalia/sweet onion, roughly chopped
1 tsp of minced garlic
1 package of Gimme Lean brand ground beef style (or 1lb ground beef for Paleo option)
Vegetable broth or water for sautéing
Line a sauté pan with vegetable broth or water.
Sauté onion, garlic and gimme lean over medium high heat until gimme lean is cooked through and the onion is transparent (if using ground beef brown and drain the beef during this step)
Add in 1/2 can of crushed tomatoes to start
Now to add the heat: start with just the adobe sauce and then add 1 Chipotle pepper at a time - diced.
I add the whole can, but this is a very subjective seasoning, and always better to err on the side of less is more.
If you add too many Chipotle peppers or sauce, add in more crushed tomatoes.
Heat the sauce all the way through and serve over brown rice or riced veggies.
To make this dish more plant strong, serve with a side salad or serve the whole rice dish over a bed of raw baby spinach leaves. This also helps temper the heat while providing many additional nutrients!
I top with a fair sprinkling of nutritional yeast for an additional boost!
3 cups cooked lentils (or 1 pound ground beef cooked and drained if Whole30/Paleo)
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large green pepper or 5-6 sweet mini peppers, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 cup frozen spinach or 2 cups fresh, chopped
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp Himalayan pink or sea salt
1 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4 cups cooked brown or white rice or riced vegetables as a low carb/paleo/Whole30 option
To the cooked lentils or beef add tomatoes, green pepper, onion and seasonings; bring to a boil adding a little water, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 cup, if needed.
Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender (or if using frozen vegetables, skip to the next step).
Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 2-3 minutes. Stir well and serve.
You can top with tomato sauce if you like, and serve with a salad or other vegetable.
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