I Ruined a Vegan BBQ

by zydecopaws on January 26, 2011

… by putting parmesan cheese on the top. Tonight’s offering was spaghetti without meatballs, and for that matter without spaghetti. Several different winter squashes were purchased in advance of the 4-Ingredient Challenge since I really didn’t have a clue what I was going to end up with until it came time to cook. One of them was a spaghetti squash, and it went on the BS Keg along with the beginnings of a meatless sauce.

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The sauce started with one really big sweet onion, an orange bell pepper, and some minced garlic sweating it out in a cast iron pan with some EVOO. After about 15 minutes it had cooked down enough to add some chopped mushrooms.

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From there, it was standard spaghetti sauce ingredients: chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, salt, pepper, and some Italian seasoning mix with a little extra oregano thrown in for good measure.

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The whole meal was done in slightly over an hour. In fact, I had to take the sauce off about 10 minutes before the squash was finished as it was sitting directly over the coals and had reduced considerably.

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The end result was very good, and had the kids fooled (briefly) into thinking there was meat in it. And I ruined it for all the vegans by sprinkling it with cheese.

Cause that’s how I roll…

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