Tuesday, April 29, 2014
On My Hearth: Spicy Sloppy Joes
After a busy day at the office or home, nobody wants to drag out a bunch of pots & pans and make an elaborate meal! This is especially true if the temps outside have already reached the 90's and the thought of heating up the kitchen is unbearable. That's the situation I found myself in yesterday, which is why I was so glad I'd thought ahead and had dinner simmering in my Crock-Pot! These Sloppy Joes were a perfect Monday night dinner, especially with some oven-baked fries alongside.
The original recipe is from Robin Robertson's Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, one of my favorite cookbooks. I took a couple of liberties here, using what I had on hand, and eliminating the oil to make it low-fat. If you don't like faux meat, feel free to substitute with more mushrooms or lentils.
VeganGypsy says: These were delicious! A perfect combination of sweet & spicy with just a hint of smokiness. This recipe made 8 generous servings so I froze several portions for future use. Since I'm limiting the amount of processed foods I consume, I wouldn't hesitate to use all mushrooms & lentils next time, and serve this over baked potatoes in lieu of the buns.
OmniHunny says: Yum! (he's not very chatty on Monday nights)
Today I'll be using my slow cooker once again, trying my hand at Red Bean Gumbo. I hope you'll pop back in tomorrow for the recipe & reviews!
Have a great day,