One of the foods that always reminds me of my childhood is sloppy joes. I’m not a huge fan of meat, so when I started seeing recipes for vegetarian and vegan sloppy joes I was all over it.
I’ve seen many recipes for lentil sloppy joes floating around the Web, but the exact sauce mixture I used was by Cassie at Back to her Roots and I have to say it was spot on. The only change I made to her recipe was omitting the green peppers and adding a cup of kidney beans. Green peppers, although I love them, just didn’t fit with my idea of a sloppy joe. The beans were great – exactly what I was hoping.
Trust me – you won’t miss the meat.
Notice the steam coming off the joe! I’d have preferred a whole wheat bun, but I was in a pinch.
– To make the joes vegan simply swap the Worcestershire sauce for a vegan version.
– Top the joe with small sliced pickles for a fun, cool crunch.
– Don’t be an idiot like me and use red lentils on your first try. Red lentils turn to sludge, and it’s gross.
In other news:
I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT MY TRIP ON SATURDAY. I don’t actually think I’ve mentioned it yet, but I’m going back to the US for two weeks starting Saturday. Hence the reason why I haven’t had time to create any recipes of my own or even cook that much.
So much to take care of. If there’s anything I hate, it’s coming back from a vacation to a dirty home. Before I leave for any vacation I make sure my house is absolutely spotless. There’s also all the present buying and packing, all while I’m trying to train for my 10K run Sept 17 at the US Air Force. Scared!