Casual and Tasty, Vegan Sloppy Joes

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If you’re like a lot of people, Sunday means watching the football game in your house. Vegetarian Sloppy Joes are a great casual meal for your family. They’re also a healthy way to start the New Year since they’re low in calories and fat and high in protein.
Here’s what Better Homes and Gardens has to say about this dish:

People who eat less or no meat in their diets than the average American consistently weigh a lot less than their meat-eating counterparts. Many of us are unwilling to give up meat altogether, but cutting back is a lot easier with delicious vegetarian recipes such as this one. In fact, with the traditional barbecue seasonings and consistency, no one will miss, or possibly even notice, the lack of ground beef. Serve this sandwich on a whole grain roll.

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped onion
1 large green sweet pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1-1/2 cups refrigerated or frozen precooked and crumbled ground-meat substitute (soy protein)
1 10-3/4-ounce can tomato puree
1 cup water
1/3 cup bottled barbecue sauce (vegan)
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic (2 cloves)
8 to 10 hamburger buns, toasted

Directions:
In a large skillet cook onion and sweet pepper in hot oil for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in ground-meat substitute, tomato puree, the water, barbecue sauce, mustard, soy sauce (if desired), chili powder, and garlic.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts:
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories 248,
Protein (gm) 11,
Carbohydrate (gm) 30,
Fat, total (gm) 9,
Cholesterol (mg) 20,
Saturated fat (gm) 3,
Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 3,
Sodium (mg) 485,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

If this vegan dish appeals to you, you should take a look at Claire Gosse’s delicious vegan recipe books. Are You Sure That’s Vegan? (Breakfasts) has 50 amazing recipes like Meat Lovers Scramble or Raspberry Bran Muffins. Are You Sure That’s Vegan? (Desserts) has 55 recipes including Super Easy Chocolate Mousse and Maple Walnut Cookies. All the recipes have been tried and loved by vegans and non-vegans. Whether you’ve been vegan for a while or you’re just starting out, you’ll love these recipes for years to come.

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