RECIPE

Sloppy Veg-Head Joe

Sloppy Joe goes vegetarian with this healthy version of an old childhood fave.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red, green or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapeño chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • Two cans black beans (15 ounces each) , rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • One can diced fire-roasted or crushed tomatoes (15 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 crusty rolls, split and lightly toasted
  • 2 large dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (a generous handful)

Preparation

In a large skillet, heat the oil, one turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, jalapeños, red onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until tender, 6-8 minutes. Stir in the black beans, cumin and coriander; season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Add to the black beans and simmer for a few minutes. Stir in the lime juice. Serve the Sloppy Veg-Head Joe on the rolls. Top with the pickles and cilantro.

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