Thursday, August 12, 2010

CEiMB: Sloppy Joes

Hi! Remember me? No? Well, yeah, so there's that. Anyhoo... I cooked! Actually I have been cooking and baking a bit lately. Not a ton, but a bit, and trying new recipes, but totally not having the energy to blog about it. Meh.

But! Hey, Sloppy Joes! This week's yummy Sloppy Joes pick for Craving Ellie in My Belly is from Chaya of Chaya's Comfy Food Blog.

Wait a second. I'm just watching last night's So You Think You Can Dance and that Lauren/Robbert dance routine with the pillow KILLED me. Holy crap. SO good!

OK, back to the Sloppy Joes... Loved this recipe! Delish. I halved the recipe, because I knew the Hattonettes wouldn't try it. They like their food unadulterated. No sauces. No stuff on their stuff or stuff touching their stuff. Sigh. Hopefully someday. But for now, for the most part the new recipes are for Josh and me. This recipe was very easy to cut, and I will make it again for sure. (Or maybe I should try a full batch and freezing leftovers?)

I used Morningstar Farms crumbles in place of the meat, which worked great. I don't know if that stuff would hold well in something like a meatloaf, but in this recipe it worked great. I used black-eyed peas for the beans. I didn't have any jalapeno or dry mustard, not sure how much of a difference it would make if I had used them. I'll try to remember to pick them up next time.

Thanks, Chaya, you picked a winner!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the hint about the crumbles. We eat very little meat and although this was delicious, it is nice to know that there are alternatives.

Glad you like it.

Mary said...

I am glad you are back in the land of healthy eating with me since I spend 90% of time eating ice cream and guacamole...we liked it too :).

Peggy said...

we loved this recipe. I like your idea of the peas. The beans did really add something even though I had doubted they would!

Joanne said...

Great job on the joe's! I wanted to use the crumbles as well but I know Ted prefers anything without meat to be without meat substitute as well. So it was au naturale for us and we went with beans.
It turned out really good without beef. I added a bit more EVOO for added fat.

Liz said...

Glad to see another SYTYCD fan! Were you surprised by the finale? I have been traveling the past couple weeks and just got caught up on the most recent two episodes last night... I was pretty surprised by the winner! I liked all three though :)

Bri said...

Glad you cooked along this past week! I'm happy to know that the Morningstar Farms stuff worked in this. I'll probably be trying that variation next.