Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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I have lots of really obsessive, irrational fears and phobias. Like, a lot. To name a solid few: earthquakes, elevators, all non-sunny weather events, buildings that look like they might collapse on me, etc.

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I mean, I am a certified whack job. I like safe, organized activities with little to no chance of death or destruction.

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Most people are afraid of heights, snakes, roller coasters – nope, not me! Name an event I have no control over & I will obsess about it until I break out in hives! I’m really fun, I swear.

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All to say, I wasted no time revealing to my new co-workers what a loon I am. I made sure to ask what the protocol is in case of a fire or earthquake.

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Then I came home & whipped up this pan of pretties.


Time: 25 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4 -6 sandwiches


  • 1 can of kidney beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 can of black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 12 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of Worchesteshire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. of hot sauce, give or take depending if you like heat
  • 1 tsp. of garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. of onion salt
  • 1 tsp. of dried basil
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of chili powder
  • S+P, to taste
  • Toasted buns, for serving
  • Cheese, for serving
  • Tortilla chips, for serving + scooping

How to:

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook until soft about 4 minutes
  • Add beans + let warm, about 2 minutes
  • Add all other ingredients + S+P
  • Stir + let simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture is thick & not overly creamy
  • Serve on a toasted bun with a lil cheese
  • Leave no bite left uneaten

Idea came from about 30 different recipes on Pinterest. Just my take!


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