I know what you’re thinking- Vegan Sloppy Joe’s- NO thank you.
Stay with me folks…
This mouth watering hot vegetable mixture is so packed full of yummy ingredients that you will not believe its not a big BBQ sandwich you’re devouring.
Vegan really just means – no animal products.
Nothing crazy- no weirdo tofu or mushroom dust here.
Just simmmer some lentils (use canned if you want to make it really easy) chop up onions, peppers, and some garlic, throw in a bit of frozen corn, canned chilies and then spice it up with everything you’d expect to find in a BBQ sauce: ketchup, mustard, horseradish, tomato puree, honey and spices like cumin and paprika.
Cook it all up in a bit of olive oil, stuff it into some big ole hamburger buns and top it off with sweet pickles.
Yummy oh yummy!
Who knew eating healthy could be So delicious?
Vegan Sloppy JOe's- serves 4
1/2 cup dry lentils, rinsed
1 cup finely chopped red bell peppers
1 cup finely chopped green bell peppers
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
3 TBSP ketchup
2 TBSP brown mustard
1 tsp fresh horseradish
1 sm can diced green chilies
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP light brown sugar
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 heaping tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
dash cayenne pepper
4 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
2-3 TBSP olive oil
Bread and Butter pickles
Method: Prep- 30 minutes, cooking time- 15 minutes
- Soak the LENTILS in clean water for 15 minutes while you prep the veggies. Drain the lentils and bring to a boil in medium saucepan filled with water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain, set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the chopped ONIONS, PEPPERS, CHILIES, GARLIC, CORN, and LENTILS. Stir well to evenly distribute all the vegetables and beans.
- Add it all the BROWN SUGAR, HONEY, KETCHUP, MUSTARD, HORSERADISH, TOMATO PURÉE, SPICES , SALT & PEPPER.
- In a large skillet, heat the OLIVE OIL over medium high heat. Add in the lentil & vegetable (Sloppy Joe) mixture.
Sauté, stirring often until vegetables are softened and cooked through: about 7-10 minutes.
Taste for seasonings and add more spices or salt and pepper if desired.
Serve the hot Sloppy Joe mixture on toasted BUNS with bread & butter PICKLES.
This mixture would be fantastic served on rice as well. Think of it as a conduit for so many things- roll it up in a wrap, sandwiches, rice, almost anything. Bake in into a casserole and just serve it alone or as a side dish.
It is packed with so many vegetables that you can feel good about eating tons of this yummy Sloppy Joe mix.