Monday, April 9, 2012

Meatless Monday Meal: Black Bean Sloppy Joes


I am feeling thankful today for my sniffer. The past few days I have been suffering from a pretty nasty cold, completely congested, not smelling a dog-gone thing. The pleasures of cooking and eating are lost when you can’t smell the aromas and can’t taste the flavors of food. This morning I woke up and I could literally smell the coffee and I was so happy!!

Still not feeling ambitious enough to make a full-blown completely-from-scratch meal, this Meatless Monday dish was perfect for such a day. I used seasoned black beans from a local St. Louis producer but you could certainly use any canned or dried black beans. (Tip: washing canned beans helps to wash away some of the sodium and the indigestible sugars that can cause unpleasant side effects.)
Black Bean Sloppy Joes (recipe adapted from April issue of Parenting Magazine)
Sauté 3 minced garlic cloves in olive oil for about 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups of black beans, 1 cup salsa, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard and 1 tsp. ground cumin.  Simmer about 10 minutes; spoon onto buns, top with lettuce and shredded cheddar.
until next time...
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11 comments:

  1. I never heard of making sloppy joes without meat. Hope you feel entirely yourself soon.

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  2. Love black bean burgers. The texture kind of always comes out like a sloppy joe, btu I'd never thought to make the connection. Good job! Those poppy seed buns look yummy, too!

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    1. oh so true- the texture was terrific and the flavors divine. No one in this house missed the meat :)

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  3. These look and sound great. I think even a meat addict would be tempted by these!

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  4. This looks so good, I have been wanting to make a meatless sloppy joe for awhile now, thanks for the nudge!

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  5. These look very good and very creative. I'll definitely have to try, following your blog now!

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    1. Thanks Eric! Please let me know how yours turn out :)

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  6. Sloppy joes are one of my favorite weeknight meals! I usually use ground turkey, love this meatless version! On my list for next week :) This looks soooo good!!

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    1. I am not one to repeat meals very often (not enough days in the week to try new recipes!) but this one is good enough and easy enough to have again and again!

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  7. I love black beans but never cared for the meaty sloppy joes... this is great!!! I can't wait to try this! thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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