Vegan sloppy Joes and roasted potato and tomato salad
Make a tasty, veggie-friendly dinner with mushroom vegan sloppy Joes, and a roasted potato and tomato salad with crispy capers and dill.
I’m craving a juicy beef burger! Correction. A juicy beef burger with fries. You gotta love those “comes out of nowhere food cravings.” I mean really, I never crave a burger. Never.Skip to next paragraph
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But you know how cravings go? They rarely go away unless you give in. At least a little.
I guess I could have gone with a veggie burger, but in my experience, there’s nothing “juicy” about a veggie patty. Sure they’re delicious but never juicy. Maybe moist at best. I could have driven into town. It’s a 2-1/2-hour round trip drive. And to be honest, I might have if the craving had been strong enough. The good news is I had a moment of sanity. I decided to stay put and deal with it in a more healthy way.
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I decided to go with mushroom vegan sloppy Joes. Nowhere near a burger, I know, but I thought I’d give it a try. After all, there’s not ground meat of any kind anywhere near me, while I'm camped out in this fire tower cottage. I don’t know if you’ve tried this before but it was delicious. Like, really good.
So good in fact, I kind of surprised myself. Sure I thought a meatless sloppy Joes would be OK. I mean, after all, all the ingredients going in were good on their own. I wasn’t doubting that it would be tasty, but I wasn’t prepared for mouth watering, juicy goodness wrapped up in a bun!
I had this for three meals straight and was feeling a little disappointed when it was all gone. I would have made more if I had more mushrooms. Crisis has be averted. Burger craving satiated, at least for now. I know you were all worried about me, but we can all sleep well tonight. Phew.
This vegan/vegetarian sloppy Joes recipe is perfect if you’re a mushroom lover, but I think my hubby would even have enjoyed this, and he is not exactly a mushroom-loving freak like me. Even if you’re not a mushroom fanatic, I think you could probably do this same recipe with eggplant or shredded zucchini. If you don’t do grains of any kind, consider putting this mushroom heaven in lettuce wraps.
Mushroom sloppy Joes (vegan)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
1 tablespoon Soya Sauce
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 cup of water
Salt and pepper, to taste
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