February 1, 2012

Snobby Joe's - Because Vegans Think They're Better Than Everyone!

Again, I'm not a fan of fake meats.  I have no desire to try to recreate the texture of meat, because I really don't miss the texture! 

However, I know that many of you first starting on your journey, may be on the quest to find meat-like foods.  Hearty, filling, great texture and flavor.  Well this recipe does the trick.

Instead of using super processed, unhealthy fake meat, this recipe uses lentils to create the texture of the ground beef found in traditional Sloppy Joe's.  Well these sandwiches are "Snobby" Joe's, because they think they're better than other Sloppy Joe's.  Probably because they are. 

Instead of fat and cholesterol laden ground beef, lentils are used - which are low in fat cholesterol, and high in protein, iron, and fiber.  Love you lentils!

Love and Lentils, 
Ali

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Snobby Joe's

(Original recipe found here)
Yield:  6 large sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Print here.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup uncooked lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-2 tbsp veggie broth or water
  • 1 small onion, diced small
  • 1 small green onion, diced small
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 4-6 kaiser rolls or sesame buns (optional - for serving)
Instructions:
  1. Combine lentils and water in small sauce pot.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft.  Drain and set aside.
  2. About 10 min before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat.  Saute the onion and pepper in the broth or water for about 7 min, until softened.  Add the garlic and cook another min.
  3. Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix.  Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste.  Cook for about 10 min.
  4. Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.  Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 min, so the flavors can meld.  Or go ahead and eat immediately if you can't wait.
Saute veggies
Add other ingredients and combine

Serve on yummy whole grain buns!


1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to try this recipe. I am imagining the taste and I think I will love the "Joe's"....and the big onion rolls!

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