This Vegan Bolognese Sauce is the perfect Italian-inspired sauce to eat atop your favorite noodles. And because this recipe is vegan, compared to regular Bolognese sauce, it takes a fraction of the time to make.
In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat.
Chop the onion, carrot, garlic, and pepper. Transfer to a pot and sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once onions are fragrant and translucent, add fresh herbs and wine, bring to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes to let the wine cook down.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and maple syrup to the simmering vegetables. Stir to combine, season with salt and pepper, then cover again and let cook for another 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, hydrate the soy protein in boiling water. The water should easily cover it, you need to get a tender “minced meat”, add as much water as you need. You can always use a colander to get rid of extra water.
Finally, add the soy “meat” to the sauce, cook for just another minute.