Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 ¾ cups light beer (drink what's left in the bottle)
  • Kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp chipotle chile powder
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 whole grain hamburger buns
  • Shredded red cabbage or lettuce, pickled jalapeno and scallions, for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pulse the mushrooms in batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Set aside.
  2. Place a little bit of oil in a large nonstick skillet and set it over a medium to high heat. Toss in your onions, 1 tablespoon of beer and ¼ teaspoon of salt and cook. Make sure you stir frequently until the onions are lightly browned, which should take about 5 minutes or so.
  3. Next, toss in your walnuts and peppers to start cooking and stir occasionally, until your peppers are crisp, which should take about 3 minutes.
  4. Now add in your mushrooms and ¾ teaspoon of black pepper and chipotle powder and get them cooking, at this part make sure your stirring frequently until your mushrooms are just cooked through, which should take about 5 minutes.
  5. Take the rest of your remaining beer, ketchup and tomato paste with ⅛ teaspoon of salt and cook, ensuring to stir the sauce until the consistency is just the way you like it, which should take about 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon the mixture onto each bun. Serve with toppings if desired.
Notes
Some buns are not vegan, so check the label to be sure your hamburger buns are dairy and egg-free.
Recipe by fitlife.tv at http://fitlife.tv/a-new-spin-on-an-old-classic-sloppy-joes-recipe-original/fitness/