When it comes to meaty sandwiches, it's hard to get much meatier than a sloppy joe. But with National Vegetarian Month on the horizon, you can enjoy a kinder, gentler, and healthier version of the old Manwich.Made with hearty portobello mushrooms flavored with bell peppers, onions, tomato paste, and a touch of spice, these vegetarian sloppy joes don't taste like beef, but in sentiment and sloppiness, they do the trick. Get the recipe now.
I opted not to include the sliced jalapeño, however the sauce seemed too bland, so I added a lot more Worcestershire and hot sauce. Also, my sauce didn't come out as sloppy or sweet as I like, so I recommend adding maple syrup and white wine. For an added indulgence, top with shredded cheese.
Modified From O the Oprah Magazine Ingredients 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Directions Makes 4 sandwiches.
Portobello Mushroom and Bell Pepper Sloppy Joes
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 thinly sliced yellow onion
1 pound portobello mushrooms, wiped clean, black gills scraped out and discarded, and thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup white wine
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
4 toasted whole wheat hamburger buns
1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced (optional)
1 cup shredded cheese (optional)
Modified From O the Oprah Magazine
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Makes 4 sandwiches.