Monday, October 24, 2011

vegan MoFo day twenty four: inspired by Sarah - bbq soy curled quesadillas!

vegan MoFo day 24: bbq soy curled quesadillas breakfast inspired by Sarah.

if you haven't visited of Sarah's blog, I'm Vegan, and no I'm not starving, then you totally be checking it out right now! she makes crazy deeeelicious vegan eats and has the cutest little lady, Livi! you should check out her blog, fo 'sho! a bit ago she posted these ridiculously delicious look'n quesadillas stuffed with bbq soy curls and since then i've been craving them. yesterday they were created (using brown rice tortillas and cheddar daiya) and oh. my. science. were these quesadillas enjoyed to the fullest extent. mmmmmmmmmm! i'm pretty sure the remainder of the bbq soy curls will only be gobbled up inside warm quesadillas oozing with cheeze, 'cause it's simply the best! thanks, Sarah!

i also wanted to share our bourbon-maple bbq sauce recipe with you all - here ya go!

(makes enough to thoroughly cover a 1/2 bag 'o soy curls)

1 shot of your favorite bourbon (we use Old Crow or Jack)
1/4 large red onion, minced
1/2 cup ketchup
5 cloves o' garlic, minced
3 packed tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
2 tsp olive oil
big pinch of sea salt
big pinch of garlic powder
big pinch of onion powder
olive oil cooking spray

what 'cha gotta do: spritz a cast iron skillet with the olive oil cooking spray. heat the pan to medium & saute the red onion with a pinch of sea salt until the onion just starts to brown. make a well in the middle of the onions and place the 2 tsp of olive oil + minced garlic in the well & once the garlic is fragrant give it a good mix'n. turn the heat to to medium-high and add add in the bourbon. let this cook down for 2 minutes then add in the apple cider vinegar. stir well & let this cook down for another 2 minutes. lower the heat to low and add in the remaining ingredients. stir well & simmer for 5 minutes.
(the soy curls we reconstituted in water + 1/2 not-chicken bouillon cube. after 10 minutes we strained the soy curls and used a coffee mug to squish all the moisture we could out of them while they were sitting in the strainer. then we tossed them in the pan with the bbq sauce and let them hang out with the heat off (but the cast iron still over the burner) for 5 minutes. that's it!))


Dawn said...

They look crazy good! I'm a little sleepy this am, but I don't see the bourbon in the ingredients. Am I just missing it? said...

I love Sarah's blog! Her rainbow cakes the other day were really cute.

jessy said...

aahahaa - i knew i left something out. thanks for catching it, Dawn - i added in the bourbon. kinda funny i forgot it, seeing as how it's a key ingredient and all. :) i was pretty sleepy too this morning, my friend!

i saw those yesterday, Jojo - they were awesome and i was dig'n the fondant she made, too!

Ashlae said...

Now I'm craving those quesadillas and it's only 8 in the morning.. they look soooo delicious!

Dawn said...

No prob, Jessy :) Monday morning is kicking my bum. Thankful it's only a half work day. Just a little over an hour to go!!

Art You Dream About said...

Those looks soooo delicious! Your recipe has been added to the things I must make! said...

Oh wow, those quesadillas look amazing! I need to find some soy curls stat!

Erin said...

Man, now I want some bbq soy curls! My bf has taken to making a whiskey and coke bbq sauce, with ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, worcestershire and all that other good stuff.

Sal said...

this looks awesome. I have some pepperjack cheezly in my fridge and it's crying out to be made into a quesadilla, cuz I've never had one!! I'm definitely trying your bbq sauce recipe, I need to buy some bourbon!

panda with cookie said...

I love BBQ soy curls. Stuffed inside something else could only make them better.

lazysmurf said...

Wow! Those do look good. Soy Curls are the best. I love quesadillas. I used to make them pregen all the time but I rarely do now, I don't why every time I have they have been great!

chow vegan said...

Wow, those are some tasty looking quesadillas! Still haven't gotten around to trying soy curls, I keep meaning to order a bag or two. And now I have another reason to find me some. :-)

Mandee said...

I just got a new type of bbq sauce to try out so I'm going to make me some bbq quesadillas too, yum!

forkandbeans said...

How can I be hungry still? I just ate. But now I want *these*!!! And thank you, by the way, for reminding me there are brown rice tortillas out there. I totally forgot and have been making homemade ones--which is annoying and laborious. I'm buying some tomorrow so I can make a quesadilla for the first time in months! Or better yet, BBQ soy curled ones :)

Sarah said...

Aww, thanks! FYI, leftover cold bbq soy curls are also awesome :D Right from the fridge with a fork - wow.

Geanna said...

This looks fabulous - I am such a fan of bbq soy curls, it's not even funny. But somehow I've never thought to put them in a tortilla and grill them! Genius!