Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sloppy Joes

I had a bad sloppy joe recipe experience the other day.  The recipe I was referencing had too many fancy ingredients and the mixture came out bitter.  Chef Patrick graciously shared his Sloppy Joe recipe with me and I have to say, it was yummy good.  Perfect texture and flavor -- hope you'll give it a try.  
 **Tip:  After grilling the buns, spread a thin layer of veganaise on both sides of bun to keep from getting soggy.

Chef Patrick's Sloppy Joes

1 medium onion chopped fine
1 carrot chopped fine
1 celery stalk chopped fine
1 T dried thyme
1 t celery salt
olive oil

1 12oz pkg Quorn meatless grounds or 2 8oz packages of tempeh prepared and crumbled

1 15oz can black beans rinsed, drained, roughly chopped
1 t ancho chili powder
Salt and pepper

1 C ketchup
2 T red wine vinegar
3 T brown sugar + to taste.

Saute onion, carrot, celery, thyme and celery salt about 6-8 minutes in olive oil over medium heat, until onion just turns translucent.
Add; ancho chili, Quorn (tempeh) and black beans, stir to incorporate.
Add salt and pepper to taste, cook several minutes.
Add ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar simmer for 30-60 minutes.

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