Slow Cooker Vegan Sausage Hoagie
Slow Cooker Vegan Sausage Hoagie makes life easier by being able to do it all in the crockpot.
Servings 5 Servings
- 12 ounces grain based chipotle sausage - I use one package of 4 sausages of Field Roast Mexican Cipotle
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes - 1 large can
- 4 ounces tomato paste
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoon chili pepper - finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 hoagie buns Italian or whole wheat hoagie buns
Cut the casings off of the 'sausages', handling carefully. They will break. The 'sausages' aren't that delicate but be a little gentle.
Cut the 'sausage' into large chunks, about 4 slices per 'sausage' which gives you five pieces for each sausage - see the sandwich below. Or ... cut into a little bit smaller pieces - see the photo above.
Add oil to a large skillet and heat to medium high.
Add the sausage to the pan and brown on all sides.
When done, set aside to cool and then put in the refrigerator.
While the' sausage' is browning, put all the remaining ingredients (except the buns) in the slow cooker.
Stir and cook on high 3 to 4 hours.
At the end of your cooking time add the 'sausage' and stir carefully. Leave on high and cook another 1/2 hour.
That's it! All done.
TO ENJOY YOUR SANDWICH WITHOUT FREEZING:
Load up your hoagie buns with whatever vegetables you like. Great extras are lettuce, onions, black olives and bell peppers. Then spoon four 'sausage' pieces down the center along with some sauce. Scrunch and try to fit it in your mouth.
If freezing - do not make your sandwich and let the 'sausage' mixture cool completely to room temperature.Freeze in a freezer safe container.
TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator 6-8 hours before preparing. Put all of the ingredients in a large saucepan and heat through. Serve on a hoagie bun and enjoy the heat.
Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1093mg | Potassium: 936mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 28.8mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 17.4mg