These black bean sloppy joes are a go-to recipe that you can make even when you're at the tail end of a wearisome day. It's delicious with a big salad or coleslaw and baked sweet potatoes or, if time or patience aren't an issue, Potato or Sweet Potato Oven "Fries." Recipe and photo contributed by April Jones.
- 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
- 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced, optional
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced, or more to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or a small amount of broth
- Two 15-ounce cans black beans, drained, rinsed, and lightly mashed
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 15-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon natural granulated sugar or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
- Dried hot red pepper flakes or Sriracha sauce to taste, optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Whole grain rolls or hamburger buns
- Pickles, sliced onions, and/or your favorite burger fixings
In a large saucepan, sauté the bell pepper, jalapeños, onion, and garlic in oil or broth until tender.
Add the beans, cumin and coriander, cook on medium low heat for 5 minutes, stirring two or three times.
Add the tomatoes, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a blender jar or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour blended tomatoes into bean mixture and simmer 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on buns with pickles, sliced onions, and/or your favorite burger fixings.
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April Jones is the publisher of Kitchen-Blender-Reviews.com. She is very passionate about green smoothies, healthy eating and teaching others the value of eating a balanced, nutritious diet.