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Friday, April 19, 2019

Cajun Spiced Smoky Vegan Sloppy Joes

Smoky Vegan Sloppy Joes with Cajun Spices. Easy Red Lentil Carrot Zucchini Sloppy mix. Serve between soft buns, dinner rolls, pita pockets or tacos. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Soy free option. Easily Gluten-free.



Ingredients
Lentils;
3/4 cup red lentils quick cooking re/orange/pink lentils, masoor dal
2 cups water
Sloppy Joes:
1 tsp oil
4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 medium onion chopped
1 small green bell pepper chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1 medium zucchini shredded
2 tsp smoked paprika or use half sweet and half smoked paprika
1/4 tsp or more cayenne I use about 1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 to 1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp chipotle pepper or cumin for smokier flavor optional and a good pinch of allspice (optional)
2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce or use 2 tsp soy sauce (coconut aminos for soyfree, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp tamarind paste, 1 tsp molasses and sugar to taste)
3 oz tomato paste
1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 tsp salt
sugar or maple if needed
a dash of lemon
Other flavor additions: 1 to 2 tsp soy sauce or bbq sauce, or hot sauce
Other:
Soft Dinner Rolls or Burger Buns or use gluten-free tortillas
lettuce or greens
sliced onions or coleslaw

Instructions
In a saucepan, combine washed and drained red lentils, water and a good pinch of salt and cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil in a skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until golden. I usually use a processor to process the onion and bell pepper then transfer to a bowl and process carrots and zucchini and keep ready.

next full instruction : www.veganricha.com

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