Vegetarian Sloppy Joe – Healthy Meal Makeover
Last week I shared with you my recipe for a turkey sloppy joe. Here’s an even healthier version replacing the meat with white and garbanzo beans.
I make these vegetarian sloppy joes by dicing and cooking 1/2 onion and 1/2 green pepper in a small amount of oil in a medium sauce pan. After the onion and green pepper soften I add 1 drained small can of grarbanzo beans and 1 drained can of white beans.
I mash the beans a bit in the pan with a potato masher.
While the beans are cooking, whisk together in a medium bowl:
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of dry mustard
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of ketchup
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon of white vinegar
dash of chili powder to taste
Combine the sauce mixture with the beans and simmer until most of the liquid has reduced, about 15 minutes.