Meatless Sloppy Joes

Heather says:

This little number is easy on both the wallet and your waistline; it is also surprisingly filling.  I served it on onion rolls, but hamburger buns will do.

  • ~  1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 small onion – chopped
  • 1  medium bell pepper – chopped
  • 2 ribs celery – chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 TBSP cider vinegar (red wine or white will do, too)
  • 1 1/2 TBSP chili powder
  • optional  1 tsp corn starch to thicken
  • ground pepper and salt to taste

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet, add the onion, celery, bell pepper, carrot, and garlic.  Cook, stirring freqently until tender.  Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, cider vinegar, kidney beans, and chili powder.  Bring to a simmer, if desired sprinkle in the corn starch, stirring thoroughly.  Simmer for five minutes and serve.



8 Comments

  1. Beth on June 14, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you for posting such an easy, natural recipe- can’t wait to try it! It LOOKS AWESOME 🙂 MS- try a bit more fiber in your diet, maybe then you wouldn’t be so crabby…

  2. mindy scheel on March 9, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    bite me

  3. Margaret on March 6, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Mindy Scheel –
    Please take your cheap shots elsewhere.

    Dear Heather –
    I like your recipe and I also like the suggestion to mash the beans a bit. I’ve rarely met a bean spread/filling that didn’t work great!
    Thanks –
    Margaret

  4. mindy scheel on March 6, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    this looks like crap

  5. Heather on September 6, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Rachel you absolutely could mash the beans, the end result will be much thicker so skip the cornstarch.

  6. boogiemum on September 5, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks, this looks yummy. I am going to try it next week!

  7. JimK on September 5, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    I am totally going to make this. It looks great.

    Rachel, I bet mashing half of them would work really well.

  8. Rachel on September 5, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Could one maybe mash the beans a bit? Something about the look of those whole beans bothers me.

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