American Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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Who doesn’t love a great Sloppy Joe?!  Here’s our vegetarian adaptation of Rachel Ray’s fantastic recipe.  Tastes just as good as I remember from my childhood.  We used our favorite french bread recipe to make the buns.

Ingredients:

  • 1 T extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
  • 1 1/2 lbs Morningstar Original (vegetarian) Sausage Patties
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 T steak seasoning blend, we use Montreal Seasoning
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 small red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 t red wine or brandy
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 c tomato sauce
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 4 crusty rolls, split, toasted, and lightly buttered

Directions:

Toast the veggie sausage patties in the oven for 15 minutes on 400°F. Pulse the toasted patties a food processor (or chop manually) to a ground beef consistency.

Heat olive oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sugar and steak seasoning with the diced red peppers and onions to the skillet.  Saute for 3 minutes. Add the red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and continue cooking for 3 minutes. Add wine, tomato sauce and tomato paste to the pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook the mixture 5 minutes longer. Add the ground toasted sausage patties and stir to coat complete.  Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.

 

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