unMEAT Luncheon with Candied Yams

Serves 4

25 mins



4 large (1lb)yams, peeled and cut to 1-inch cubes

3 to 4 cupswater

2 tbspbutter (vegan, optional)

1 can unMEAT Meat-Free Luncheon, cut to thick strips

½ cupbrown sugar

½ cupmaple syrup

¼ cupyam water (from boiling the yams)

½ tspvanilla extract

½ tspchili powder

Sprinkle ofsalt and pepper

1 sprig ofthyme

How To:

1.Place yams and water in a saucepot. Boil for about 15 minutes or until yams are fork-tender but not mushy. Drain and set aside yams, saving 1/4 cup of the yam water.

2.Pan-fry unMEAT Luncheon in butter until all pieces are golden-brown. (Option: Air-fry for 5 minutes at 180 C).

3.Into the same pan, add brown sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil until very thick and syrupy.

4.Oil-spray a sheet pan and then spread yams and unMEAT Luncheon in a single layer. Pour syrup and mix to coat the yams and luncheon. Spread again and then sprinkle chili powder, salt, pepper and thyme. Bake at 350F preheated oven for about 5 to 8 minutes or until caramelized. Transfer to a serving dish while still hot. Sprinkle with more spices and thyme, if liked.