Tuesday, February 19, 2013

sloppy jeffs

What's a sloppy jeff? A vegetarian sloppy joe. 
Yes.  I just made that up. Don't worry, it's totally going to take off.

But really, these are delicious and I highly recommend them.

1 package of Morningstar crumbles aka fake ground beef
2 T butter
1/2 large onion, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon tabasco
1 1/2 teaspoons Chili powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon each of dry mustard, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder
1/4 teaspoon each of cayenne, salt, pepper, cumin, liquid smoke

In a large saute pan melt the butter and add the fake ground beef, onion, and peppers. Saute up until ground 'beef' is heated through and the onions and peppers are sauteed up (about five minutes):
Then add all the remaining ingredients, over medium heat, and cook until the flavors combine, about another five minutes, and then you are ready to dig in.
Yes, they are that easy.  A one-dish wonder really.  
I served it up with jalapeno cornbread instead of a bun:
So eat up some sloppy jeffs, or joes, whatever you fancy.