Monday, June 11, 2012

Meatless Monday: Lentil & TVP Sloppy Joes

One of the comfort foods I used to miss from my meat-eating days was sloppy joes. I've experimented with a variety of ways to make vegetarian versions, and the Lentil and TVP sloppy joes I threw together the other night were easy, delicious, and full of good stuff like protein and fiber. This recipe takes about 30 minutes and makes at least a dozen sloppy joes (I'm guessing closer to 18, since we've eaten a total of 6 so far and there is well over half left), so consider halving it unless you don't mind eating leftovers for a few days! This would also be great to make ahead and put in a crock pot for a vegan potluck entree!

What You'll Need:





  • One cup (dry) TVP (textured vegetable protein)
  • One cup (dry) Lentils (I used red, but any lentils will do)
  • One onion
  • One tomato
  • One can sloppy joe sauce (or packet of powder seasoning, or your own favorite sloppy joe sauce recipe)
  • Additional veggies (optional-I used celery and garlic scapes)
  • Cooking oil of choice (as usual, I choose coconut)
What You'll Do:
  • Start by preparing the lentils and tvp. For the lentils, sort and rinse, then bring to a boil and continue to boil, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. (This is not how you'd typically prepare lentils, but cooking them this way makes them break up and get a bit mushier, which lends itself better to the sloppy joe texture, in my opinion.) For the TVP, add 3/4 cup boiling water (I just boil mine in the microwave) to the cup of TVP, stir well, and let sit for about 10 minutes.
  • While the lentils are boiling and TVP is sitting, dice up all of your veggies.
  • Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over Medium-High heat.
  • Add onions and cook for a few minutes. When the onions begin to soften, add other veggies (if using), except for the tomato. Cook until veggies begin to soften slightly.
  • Add TVP to pan and toss with veggie mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Drain lentils and press lightly to remove excess water, add to pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add sauce and tomato, stir well, lower heat to low and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve on buns or in pita pockets with your favorite toppings! (As you can see, I recommend pickles and jalapenos!)

If you have a favorite (vegetarian) recipe for sloppy joe sauce, will you share it in the comments? I'd love to get away from the canned stuff! :)



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1 comment:

  1. تسرب المياه تعتبر مشكلة تسرّب المياه من المشاكل التي تؤرق الأفراد بشكل كبير؛ وذلك لما تُلحقه من ضرر بالمباني والمنازل، لذلك لا بد من السعي الدؤوب للكشف عما إذا كان هناك تسريب مائي أم لا. ويُعرف تسريب المياه بأنّه خلل يطرأ على توصيلات المياه بمختلف أشكالها، سواء كان ذلك في مواسير الصرف أو أكواعها أو مختلف أجزاء مواسير المياه، ومنها: الحنفيات، والخزانات، والسخانات، فيتسبب ذلك الخلل بخروج المياه من المسار المحدد لها إلى محيط المواسير فتتجمع المياه بالقرب من الأماكن المحيطة بالتسريب كالأرضيات والجدران فتلحق الضرر بها نتيجة تفاعلها مع مواد البناء، وتآكل الحديد وتهالك الخرسانة، وبالتالي تفاقم المشاكل في حال التغاضي عن علاجها.
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