Monday, March 15, 2010

MEATLESS MONDAY- Vegan Sloppy Joe's


Spring is in the air, the flowers are beginning to bud and the days are getting warmer. Since I have grown a bit tired of consuming so much soup in the winter, I was craving a Veggie burger today, but decided to make these Sloppy Joe's instead. They are so delicious, you may want to make an extra batch for these are a sure crowd pleaser!

VEGAN SLOPPY JOE'S


Ingredients:

1 lb firm tofu
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp minced green pepper
1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic OR 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp minced onion OR 1 tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp minced jalapeƱo pepper (omit this if you don't like spicy food)
Pinch dried cayenne or chipotle pepper
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 cup water
1/4 cup ketchup (I used the Spicy Wholemato Organic Agave Ketchup)
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp minced parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Mash tofu and mince the veggies
Heat oil on medium in a large frying pan, fry onion & garlic 5 min
Add tofu, jalapeno & green pepper, fry 5 minutes, on high
Add dry spices and fry for 2 minutes
Add ketchup, water, soy sauce, br sugar, parsley and simmer 10 minutes
Tofu moisture content varies, so add more ketchup and water as needed if the mixture seems too dry
Serve over buns with a salad, oven fries, mashed potatoes or whatever you like!

Happy Cooking !! 

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