Ok, sorry, I didn’t get to post my squat challenge yesterday. Well here it is:
“It never gets any easier: you only get better”
I got all excited when I saw that tinned ‘legumes’ are selling off at my local supermarket. Am I sad for admitting to that??? Anyway, I went a bit wild and stocked up.
They are so convenient to have in the cupboard. I always plan my meals in advance, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered to think about cooking off dried chickpeas etc for two hours. I know, I know, I could batch cook at the weekends, but I’m too busy doing more fun things 🙂 (Oh dear, how lazy do I sound???)
So what was I going to do with my many tins of beans, lentils and chickpeas?
I had never come across a Sloppy Joe before. I think my first introduction was the Sloppy Joe pizza that a colleague told me was her favourite pizza ever. It didn’t really turn me on. But it turned out that Ben didn’t know what a Sloppy Joe was either. He had to check with me if they are always vegetarian? I confirmed that no, this was my vegan version of a meaty ‘classic’.
The definition from Google:
“A sloppy joe is a sandwich, originating in the United States, consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun.”
I could have added onions, but I was looking for a quick dinner and didn’t want to wait for the onions to brown. I also changed it up by using barbeque sauce instead of ketchup for a smokier, spicier taste.
I wonder who it was named after…???
Vegan Sloppy Joe
- 100g tinned green lentils, washed
- 25g walnuts
- barbeque sauce of your choice
- bread roll, bun, bap (whatever you want to call it)
Simply put the walnuts and lentils in a food processor and pulse until the walnuts are broken up but still provide some texture. Heat in a pan with the barbeque sauce, use as much as you desire to get a ‘sloppy’ consistency, to your taste. Pile into a bread roll, bap etc to serve.
As I don’t eat bread, I might serve it on a salad, or over quinoa. Having said that, I would use homemade barbeque sauce as well.
Have you had a Sloppy Joe? Was it a meat or vegetarian version?