Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe

To watch this Video-Recipe please click HERE!!

Todays' recipe is going to be a "Vegetarian Sloppy Joe", super easy to make and full of flavor! This version has all the flavors of a Meat Sloppy Joe without all the fat and calories! It is super easy to make and  so delicious that you wont miss the meat in this one! I hope you like it as much as I did!


Serves 2 (to serve 4, just add 1 extra can of kidney beans and season to taste.)
Ingredients:

1 large onion cut in thin slices
1 bell pepper, finely chopped (any color)
1 15oz. can of kidney beans
1 carrot finely chopped
1 15oz. can of diced tomatoes in tomato juice
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Your favorite buns to serve

Rinse and drain the beans, set a side for a minute. (Slightly mash the beans with a fork if you like.)

In a sauce pan, add in the olive oil, onion and garlic, stir together and cook for about 3 minutes or until the onion and garlic become translucent.

After 3 minutes or so add in the carrots, bell peppers and the can tomatoes, give it a stir and also add in the kidney beans, stir together and season with 3 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of mustard
a pinch of cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar stir together, taste the flavor and add salt to taste.

Cover with a lid and cook on medium low heat for about 30-45 minutes or until all the vegetables are nice and soft.

Warm up the buns on a griddle, and serve the bean mixture over half a bun, cover with the second half and enjoy!

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