Sloppy Joes

I found this recipe by Racheal Ray on Google to try to impress the guys that came over for the triathlon packing party.  It worked great.  I made a few slight changes and made 4 times this to feed 10-12 people.


  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil (or water)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 red, green, or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (21-ounce) can black beans,drained and rinsed (I used mostly red quinoa, with some black beans)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced fireroasted or chunky-style crushed tomatoes
  • 1 rounded tablespoon brown sugar (I used agave nectar)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (see Note) or vinegar, any kind
  • 1 lime
  • 4 crusty rolls, splitand lightly toasted (whole wheat, of course)
  • 2 large dillpickles, chopped (left this out)
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. To the hot oil, add the jalapenos, bell peppers, onions, and garlic and cook until tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Fold in the black beans, cumin, and coriander and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomatoes, brown sugar, and Worcestershire or vinegar and simmer the mixture for a few minutes to combine the flavors. Squeeze the lime juice into the pan and stir. Serve the joe mixture on buns with chopped pickles and cilantro to top and a couple of chips or a green salad alongside.

Note Worcestershire sauce contains everything but the kitchen sink, including anchovies. I love it, but if you follow a strict vegetarian diet you might prefer to substitute vinegar. (I used apple cider vinegar)


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