“Beefless” Sloppy Joe’s

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We are not vegetarians but we TRY to eat healthy. Mostly. Except for desserts. Anyway… my husband wanted a sloppy joe but without the fat of the ground beef. Here it is. You can use any kind of fake meat but I really like Trader Joe’s “beefless” beef (Smart ground is also good) and they have great hamburger buns also. I served this with roasted corn and a salad. You could also make this with ground Turkey. I got lazy and took photos with my ipad, so not great but the recipe was very good.

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Ingredients

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion and bell pepper in the hot oil until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir until softened. Add the “beefless” ground beef to the skillet; cook and stir to crumble. Since there is no fat it does not really brown. Just mix everything well.
  2. Stir the pureed tomatoes, barbeque sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and hot sauce into the mixture. Simmer until completely heated, 7 to 10 minutes more.
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