Original Recipe: http://thymeandlove.com/vegan-mushroom-and-eggplant-sloppy-joes/
I love the lentil sloppy joe recipes I’ve tried so far, so when I found this one on Pinterest, it looked like a winner! It’s made with mushrooms and eggplant instead of legumes so it’s lower in calories, but it still has a good amount of protein. It’s filling but feels on the lighter side which is a good alternative to sloppy joes for summer time when you don’t want to feel too full. They’re made with mostly stuff I already had in my pantry so it’s a nice week night meal (who cares what day it is, I’m on summer!) and I always top my sloppy joes on TJ’s toasted ciabatta rolls and served it with a side salad to keep it light.
The salad dressing I threw together tasted exactly like Chickfila sauce, so if you like that, you would love this dressing! I mixed together 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp yellow mustard, 1-2 tsp maple syrup, and 1-2 tsp BBQ sauce with some water to thin and it was delish!
I followed the above recipe mostly, but didn’t use any oil in my mixture and it works fine. I used tomato sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes, and I didn’t have any beer on hand so I used vegetable stock. Also, I like chopping my vegetables while I’m cooking so that I can add the veggies that take longer to cook though first and then while they cook, I dice the next one. I keep adding and stirring, then chopping the rest of the ingredients. This way everything has the proper amount of time to cook through and you don’t have to chop everything at once.
It was also really good leftover today for lunch, anything in a sauce is always better the next day. Hope you all are having a good one!