Fully Loaded Veggie Sloppy Joe

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Eating my share of vegetables has always come easy for me.  I love my veggies.  I have come to realize that this is not the case for everyone.  Case and point my husband.  I love that man, but our eating habits are completely different.

I can easily stay away from soda,  fast food joints, and candy.  My husband makes sure to get as much of these items into his system during his workdays away from home as possible.  When I cook dinner you will always find a vegetable on our plate, when my husband cooks dinner you will always find meat, and usually only meat on your plate.  Yes, we are very different.  It’s these little things that keep reminding me why it is important for us to be so different.  Mostly, the fact that I am keeping my husbands heart ticking a little longer with my fully loaded vegetarian meals. I don’t know what that man would do without me.  Insert smiley face with tongue out.

I like to think of this meal as a clear out what ever vegetables you need to clear out of the fridge before they go bad kind of recipe.  I happened to have green beans, corn on the cob, mushrooms, and bell peppers.  But honestly, all vegetables would be great.  Try it with cauliflower, sweet potatoes, squash…the list could go on and on.  One of the key ingredients in this recipe is the bread.  I can not stand soggy bread with my sloppy joes.  So, please do yourself a favor and get some great bread that toasts up all nice and lovely, and provides a beautiful layer of flavor to compliment the fully loaded sloppy vegetables.canon-camera-september-2016-012

serves 5

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can rinsed and drained black beans
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Crusty bread sliced and toasted

Toppings

  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Hot sauce

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  1. In a large saute pan on medium high heat, add olive oil and saute all the vegetables seasoned with salt and pepper until browned.  About 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes, Worcestershire, brown sugar, paprika and broth.canon-camera-september-2016-002
  3. Let vegetable mixture simmer for at least 15 minutes.  While that simmers toast up your bread, and prepare your toppings of choice.

 

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Eat your vegetables and be happy and healthy.  Cheers!

 

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