Friday, April 25, 2014

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe

It's family game night at my cousin's house and I am so excited. Sloppy Joes and sweet potato fries are on the menu. I am byov- ing ("Bring Your Own Vegetarian") this event. Here is my version of sloppy joes for tonight's festivities. I've broke with tradition and left out the tomato paste. I'm not a fan of the stuff when it has a prominent flavor, reminds me too much of ketchup.

Here's What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 cup dehydrated beef crumbles
  • 2 cups warm vegetable broth (salted)
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup sliced green and red bell peppers
  • 2 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke.
  • 1 14 oz can of diced roasted tomatoes
  • 12 slices of toasted bread or buns ( 2 per sandwich)

Here's What You Gotta Do:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the crumbles, broth, onion powder and garlic. Let sit for 15 minutes or until the crumbles are fully rehydrated.
  2. Add oil to a  large sauce pan and heat to medium. Add cumin and heat for 30 seconds before adding the bell peppers. Cook until bell peppers are soft.
  3. Add the beef crumbles ( broth and all) to the pan Let simmer until all of hte liquid evaporates, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. When there is very little liquid left in the pan, add all of the remaining ingredients. Let simmer for an additional 10 or until most of tomato liquid is thickened.
  5. Spoon out a portion of the sloppy Joe mix onto the toasts or buns and Enjoy!
Makes 6 sloppy Joes more or less*

Serve on top of a toasted bun with or without cheese.
This one was amazing with pepper jack cheese.

Brain fuel...bring on the Board Games!

Life is Delicious... Go Taste It!

1 comment:

  1. "With or without cheese." Come on now, boo. We know "without cheese" isn't in your vocabulary. :)