Full disclosure: I never liked ribs even when I ate meat all those decades ago.
In his pre-vegetarian days, however, James apparently did enjoy the occasional Flintstone feast at The Charcoal Steakhouse in good old Kitchener-Waterloo.
Alas, these days when our boy visits his family and the inevitable trip to The Charcoal Steakhouse occurs, he’s stuck with the one vegetarian item on the menu–some kind of eggplant-like “steak,” (and the man’s not fond of eggplant) while those around him lick the rib juice off their fingers!
Thus, when a video for making vegan ribs showed up in one of my many vegan groups, I was keen to take a whack at it for good old Jamie-boy!
The recipe is quite simple and surprisingly delicious–even to my non-rib-liking self!!
The first time I tried it, I had no barbecue sauce, so used Asian Brown Sauce instead. The result was good enough in terms of texture that I attempted the recipe again a few days later–this time with actual barbecue sauce!
In my second attempt, I also added to the mix sauteed onions and mushrooms with great success!
I made my own barbecue sauce similar to this one and it also received the Jamie seal of approval!
And here is our lovely meal! Oh, and those ‘taters are air-fried!
The texture really is amazingly meat-ish! Just take a look at this close-up!
My next plan is to turn this mixture into a veggie burger!