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Meatless Monday…Sloppy Joes – Veggie Style!

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I’ve been wanting to try this concoction out for sometime now, so with my vegetarian sister in town, I had the perfect excuse!  At my house we are NOT vegetarians (we love-a spicy meata-ball!) but we eat a lot of veggies.  I constantly look for ways to add vegetables to our meals, sometimes I do this with salads, sometimes side dishes, and sometimes I add them to the main dish.

Recently I started I adding shredded green cabbage to my Sloppy Joe recipe each time I made it.  I don’t have official numbers to share, but I am sure that the calories, cholesterol, and fat are significantly reduced when you replace about half the meat with cabbage.

After doing this a couple of times, I became interested in making a totally meatless Sloppy Joe sandwich, which leads us to today’s recipe!

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes (Recipe makes about 8 sandwiches)
6-8 Cups Shredded Green Cabbage
1 Carrot, Shredded
1/2 Green Pepper, Diced
1 Cup Corn (I used frozen, but fresh or canned will work too)
1 Cup Ketchup
1/4 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Mustard
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Package Buns 
  1. Add shredded cabbage and a 1/4 cup water to large saute pan over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Allow cabbage to cook for about 5 minutes.  You basically want to give it, a head start on cooking before adding the other vegetables.
  2. Add remaining vegetables to pan, stirring occasionally.  Allow to cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Combine all ingredients for sauce in a medium size bowl.
  4. Add sauce mixture to vegetables, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium.
  5. Cook for about 5-8 minutes until cabbage reaches desired consistency.
  6. Scoop mixture on buns, eat, enjoy!
Nothing goes with Sloppy Joes better than Mac & Cheese! I recently used my couponing skills to buy Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese for $1, it was creamy, cheesy, and oh so good!
 The package comes complete with a tasty breadcrumb topping, after a few minutes in the oven, you’ve got a real comfort food classic ready for dinner!