So, in keeping with the whole "Mexican Monday" idea, and in honor of my Auntie Jill (just because she's my favorite Aunt, can whip up amazing vegan goodies when she wants to, and is a FREAKING AWESOME COOK!) I thought I'd share one of my own family favorites - quick and easy Field-Roast Veggie Fajitas!
These were a suggestion - no - almost a DEMAND from my youngest Sprout.
Do you have Field Roast products in your area? Oh, I hope so! I feel blessed because they're made right here in Seattle and most grocery stores carry them. Worth trying to find, ABSOLUTELY!!!
I promise I'm not trying to sound like an advertisement, but can I just say this is the PERFECT use for the Chipotle flavor sausages? Yummy indeed! I may have to have Mexican Tuesday, and Mexican Wednesday and... Well. You get the idea.
But I digress. This is as close to an actual "recipe" as I can do...
2 FR sausages, cut into strips (which sorta crumbled, but my daghter specifically wanted "strips" I don't know why...) and fried (yes, I said FRIED, deal with it or substitute the word "saute" if it makes you feel more virtous) in a non-stick, or cast-iron pan with strips of veggies;
1/2 an onion,
1 red bell pepper,
1 medium carrot, sliced paper thin so it cooks quickly
minced garlic and some tomatoes.
Have your pan HOT and throw everything in, stir gently until tender-crisp and browned in a few spots. No oil needed, the veggies and sausages have enough liquid. (So maybe that IS sauteeing instead of frying? Nevermind.)
You can use any vegetarian meaty thing you want here, but you may need to add spices and seasonings to taste, unlike with the Field Roast, which, as I raved about above, is seasoned JUST PERFECT for this dish. Perfect.
Add the tomatoes at the last, just let them soften a bit, and for heaven's sake, don't let the sausage get dried out, you paid too damn much to let it do that!! (Add a little tomato sauce, salsa or even broth if needed, but not so much that you make a sloppy mess).
Serve in warm, flour tortillas with some vegan sour cream and/or guacamole (not pictured here because little Sprout isn't a fan of the guac and this was HER idea, after all). I usually do Spanish Rice on the side. I have a great recipe for that, I'll have to post it next time Mexican Monday rolls around...