1packagevegan sausagessliced (try Tofurky or Field Roast Italian sausages)
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
1large green pepperchopped
1 16-ouncecan diced tomatoes
1 16-ouncecan black beans
1teaspoonsaltor more to taste
2tablespoonsTabasco sauce to tasteoptional
Heat half the oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry the sliced okra until lightly browned and set aside. Lightly fry the sausage pieces and set aside.
Combine flour and remaining oil in a stockpot, stirring constantly. Brown the flour roux over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
Add the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, oregano, and cumin. Cook for 1 minute on medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the okra, celery, bell pepper, vegetable stock, tomatoes, and black beans and cook for about 10 minutes.
Stir in veggie sausage and cook 5 minutes more or until thoroughly heated. Add salt and Tabasco if desired. Serve over rice.