Veggie Sloppy Joes

Veggie Sloppy Joe with Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe comes from Rachel Ray‘s official website. It was a 30 minute meal and it was amazingly delicious!

Veggie Sloppy Joes

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red, green or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapeño chilies, seeded and finely chopped (We just used one because I don’t like anything that is very hot!)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • Two cans black beans (15 ounces each) , rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • One can diced fire-roasted or crushed tomatoes (15 ounces each) (Get no salt added if you are able)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (or vinegar (white or acv) if you are vegan. Worcestershire sauce has sardines in it.)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 crusty rolls, split and lightly toasted (We used Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns and toasted them on a cookie sheet for 2 minutes at 250°F)
  • 2 large dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (a generous handful)

NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE OUT THE LIME OR PICKLES AND CILANTRO!! It really adds to the flavor!

Preparation

In a large skillet, heat the oil, one turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, jalapeños, red onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until tender, 6-8 minutes. Stir in the black beans, cumin and coriander; season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Add to the black beans and simmer for a few minutes. Stir in the lime juice. Serve the  Joe on the rolls or buns. Top with the pickles and cilantro.

We served ours with sweet potato fries that we made while the joes were sloppin’! They were easy too and it all finished cooking around the same time. This stuff made more than the listed 4 servings for use, we’ve been eating on it for 3 days now. When I calculated the calories I listed it as serving 6 instead of 4 and I still probably eat less than half a serving. Cooked exactly as we did with the same hamburger buns, it was 271 calories. It is a great alternative to a meat meal and it can be used for leftovers on top of tortilla chips with guacamole to make a nacho! Yum!

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