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Monday, October 27, 2008

Unsloppy Joes

Another allrecipes recipe. This is a recipe for vegetarian sloppy joes. I changed it a bit and we didn't use it on sandwiches, but as a topping on baked potatoes. It was mucho good on the potatoes, but Elliot and I weren't sure how we'd enjoy it on the sandwiches. Maybe one of you all can tell us if you feel like giving it a try. I'll italicize the changes I made.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (I used some green and some red. Nice color.)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder (I cut this in about 1/2)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (I didn't have it, strangely, so I used 2 Tbsp. of tomato sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar (I doubled this)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (1/2-ed this)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 kaiser rolls (Omitted this)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper, and garlic: saute until tender. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, tomato paste, vinegar, and pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in kidney beans, and cook an additional 5 minutes.***
  3. Cut a 1/4 inch slice off the top of each kaiser roll; set aside. Hollow out the center of each roll, leaving about 1/2 inch thick shells; reserve the inside of rolls for other uses.
  4. Spoon bean mixture evenly into rolls and replace tops. Serve immediately.
***Again, we topped baked potatoes with this and whatever else we had around--sour cream, etc.--and served it with fresh salad. VERY filling and nutritious. Yum.

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