Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Although I eat meat occasionally, I prefer plant-based foods. I’ve been craving sloppy joes lately and decided to finally try a recipe from my Veganomicon cookbook. The cookbook authors call these “Snobby Joes”, but I just call them delicious! Due to copyright issues, I don’t think I can post the exact  recipe, but I’ll give you a summary, and you can get the full recipe here.Ingredients

Veganomicon’s Snobby Joe’s – Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • Uncooked lentils
  • yellow onion
  • green pepper
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste
  • garlic cloves (I forgot to buy garlic, so I used garlic salt instead of plain salt)
  • olive oil
  • maple syrup
  • yellow mustard
  • salt, oregano, chili powder (I substituted a tsp of hot sauce for the chili powder)

Directions:

Cook lentils, drain, set aside. About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling,  saute the onion and pepper in the oil until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more. Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.  Serve a scoop of “snobby joes” over toasted rolls, yum! Snobby Joe'sUp-closeOven fries

Oven fries with Cumin – Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 large potato
  • Tb olive oil
  • tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • salt (to taste)
  • cooking spray

Directions:

Wash potato, cut into 1/4 inch strips.  Combine oil, cumin, pepper, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add potatoes and toss well to coat. Arrange on a single layer on a baking sheet coated with vegetable cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Flip potatoes over, and bake for another 10-15 minutes until browned. Serve with ketchup.

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  • that sloppy joe looks pretty good….