Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vegetarian Style Sloppy Joes

So here I am again with a quirky meal for us weirdo vegetarians! Taking the classic American meal of the sloppy joe and putting spin on it to make it friendly for us with special eating needs. 
Here is what you need:
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Bell Peppers, chopped
  • 1 cake of firm tofu, crumbled
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes 
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • a pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • pepper
Now don't get intimidated by that list! More than half are spices that you already have in your pantry!
 So we are going to chop up our garlic and onions, and saute them in some olive oil for about 5 minutes or until they are soft and turn nice rich colors.
 Then add your bell peppers in there and let it cook for another 5 minutes, and prepare yourself..
 You're going to add everything else. The crumbled tofu, the tomatoes and tomato paste, water, and all the spices. It may look a little watery and odd, but let it simmer for 10 minutes. Taste your concoction and add any additional seasoning it may need!
Pile it on some toasted rolls, and enjoy!


  1. I really like this spin on the sloppy jo, and my step-daughter would love it!

    1. It's my mom's old faithful, my little brother and I used to eat it all the time growing up! I hope you like it : )