Make these black bean sloppy joes when you’re looking to change up Meatless Monday night! They’re easy to make and my new favorite from-scratch recipe. It’s vegetarian and vegan!
Easy dinners have been on my mind a lot this week. So have recipes from my childhood. You may have seen my porcupine meatball recipe last week – this was a huge favorite of mine when I was a kid.
My mom also used to make sloppy joes a lot. I think I liked eat them because they were so messy and this one dinner that is very aptly named.
She went the canned route – you know what I’m talking about. Now, when I make them I go homemade sloppy joes all the way. I have made them with meat and veggies but my new favorite recipe is for black bean sloppy joes.
Black Bean Sloppy Joes
Black bean sloppy joes are so easy to make from scratch that you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making them this way the whole time. Dice up your vegetables, sauté them in a pan with the black beans and add all of your spices.
It doesn’t take long for the flavors to simmer together and for a smooth sweetness to develop. The secret is really that little bit of brown sugar!
The hardest part about this recipe is waiting to eat it. I like to let the sauce sit for a little bit so it can thicken. Then I spoon it over hamburger buns and eat away. I have even been known to spoon it over tortilla chips.
Kind of like sloppy Joe nachos.
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- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 green pepper, seeds removed and diced
- 1 red pepper, seeds removed and diced
- 1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- hamburger buns
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and garlic, stirring frequently, and sauté until the onions are translucent.
Add the black beans, green pepper, and red pepper and cook for 5 minutes (until the peppers have softened). Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is hot. Turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve on hamburger buns.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 228kcal Calories from fat 48|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||52%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|