1 can (28 oz) ground tomatoes
2 - 2 1/2 c tvp, small flakes
1 1/2 large onion, sliced thinly then chopped
8 cloves garlic, pressed
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 c water
salt and optional hot pepper to taste
3 1/2 T oil, at the most
Soak tvp in tomato "sauce". Pan fry onion until lightly browned
and tender, add garlic and a little water, heat thoroughly. Set
1/2 this mixture aside, and add 1/2 the tvp-tomato mixture. Blend
and heat thoroughly adding oil as necessary, and salt to taste.
Repeat with remaining onion-garlic mixture and tvp-tomato mixture.
Set aside. Deglaze pan with remaining water, add green pepper,
and cook until green pepper is tender but still brightly green.
Mix this into the "joes" mixture and adjust seasonings.