So we just got back from a week out of town -- four days of which were spent on the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania turnpikes -- an environment not conducive to vegetarianism per se.
Anyway, now we are home, and perhaps we can indulge ourselves in a little junk food after thousands of miles of highway billboards for tacos and hamburgers.
Not too junk-y, though, I still have to get some whole grains and vegetables into our bodies somehow. To that end: vegan sloppy joes.
So they're not really sloppy joes, they're really just glorified beans on toast, but they were really good and I will totally make them again.
It's almost too simple to be a recipe, but here you go:
- half an onion, diced
- 2 carrots, grated or diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 8 oz button mushrooms, diced
- 1 Tbsp molasses
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 oz tomato paste
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4-6 oz water
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 can Heinz vegetarian beans
Sweat the veggies in a little olive oil, then add everything else. You win!
I got six sangwiches out of this. It might not even have needed the beans, but I like beans, sooo...
Scoop some up on a roll, such as these whole wheat kaiser rolls, with whatevs on the side: some french fries, perhaps, if you are not recovering from a nutritionally dubious American road trip.
We had a little green salad with some tahini-mustard vinaigrette. It was excellent.