#28: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

A kid- and skeptical partner-friendly meatless Monday meal

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 bag Morningstar Farms or Quorn crumbles
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 1 ½ t chili powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1/8 t cinnamon
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1/8 t freshly ground black pepper
  • Burger buns (we love the new sandwich thins)
  • ½ c grated cheddar cheese (Trader Joe’s has great grated soy cheese)
  • ½ c sour cream (try Tofutti!)

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red pepper. Saute until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the crumbles and brown. Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Spoon onto the buns, sprinkle with cheese, and top with a dollop of sour cream. We like to eat ours open-faced!

(Adapted from a recipe in Real Simple eons ago.)