As much as I love going away for the weekend, I really do enjoy Sunday’s at home. It takes time to plan meals, clip coupons, and grocery shop! When I miss out on my Sunday planning sessions, I feel a bit unorganized for the week.
As much as I love grocery shopping, I hate going after work. Despise it! Alas, a fun weekend in Michigan meant I had to grocery shop today after work.
(I’ll have this week’s February Grocery Event post up soon!)
I had chosen a few difficult recipes for the week and didn’t have the time nor the energy to make any of them yesterday evening. However, I had Mama Pea’s Vegan Sloppy Josephines on the brain and decided to give them a shot!
My ingredients for 4-6 Jo’s included:
1 cup dried organic lentils (I used plain old green, from the bulk bin!)
4 cups organic vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped organic onion (I’m sure we used a bit more)
2 cloves organic minced garlic
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp oregano
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1/4 cup (half a can) tomato paste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce*
1/4 cup all natural BBQ sauce
salt and pepper to taste
*I didn’t have vegan Worcestershire. Do you know what makes Worcestershire not suitable for vegan/vegetarian diets? Anchovies! Yes, there are anchovies in Worcestershire sauce. So technically, my recipe was only 99% vegan, but you get the idea!
Bring the vegetable broth to a boil and toss in your lentils. Cook until tender and/or they’ve soaked up the broth, about 30 minutes. Drain any excess and set aside.
Sauté the onion over medium heat until soft and just brown. Add the garlic, oregano, and chili powder and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Add your tomato sauce, paste, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire, and BBQ sauce. Stir to combine, then add lentils.
Mix well, season to taste, and serve over toasted buns and pickles! We made bleu cheese coleslaw again to have on the side.
It was delicious! Even the boys liked it. The lentils provide a nice meaty texture and when you put it on a bun with pickles and coleslaw on the side, you really can’t tell the difference. Very filling and warm for a cold evening!
Thanks, Mama Pea!
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
Question: What blogger do you look to for awesome recipes?
(Mama Pea can make a vegan version of anything!)