Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas | Vegan Slow Cooking #Review and #Giveaway

Wonderful New Orleans inspired Sloppy Joe Recipe from the cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking by Kathy Hester.

Sloppy Black Eyed Peas | Cravings of a Lunatic | This is a wonderful slow cooker recipe for Vegan Sloppy Joes. It's a real crowd pleaser!

This recipe is Vegan, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, and can be made GF as well. Plus it’s just plain delicious and will make you taste buds super happy!

My friend Kathy Hester is an amazing cook. She’s also a very talented cookbook author. Yesterday I featured Kathy’s recipe for Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce from her cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. It was a hit, and there’s a giveaway over there for that cookbook in case you missed it. So once you’re done here head over to that post to enter that giveaway as well.

Kathy blogs at Healthy Slow Cooking. It’s such a wonderful site filled with so many recipes that are sure to be a hit in your household. I love this gal, and her cookbooks. Her recipes are much like she is, approachable. That’s a good word when it comes to people, and recipes.

I like a recipe that you don’t have to jump through hoops to make. I found the ingredients for this one easily, which is saying something considering I seem to live in the culinary black hole. It’s nice when the ingredients are easy to find and to use. That’s the case with this cookbook, everything is simple to make, with easy to find ingredients, and the end results taste heavenly.

Today I’m featuring another one of Kathy’s wonderful recipes. This recipe is from her Vegan Slow Cooking Cookbook. I love slow cooker recipes so reviewing this book is an absolute delight. I had a blast pouring over it and trying out recipes. This particular recipe for Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas really caught my attention. I knew it would be a hit with hubs and the hooligans. I was not wrong. These sloppy joes went over like gangbusters here. They were scraping the bottom of the slow cooker to get it all. Now there’s a sign of a good recipe.

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Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas | The Great Vegan Bean Book #Review and #Giveaway

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 hours

Total Time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 2 and 1/2 cups (483 g)

Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas | The Great Vegan Bean Book #Review and #Giveaway

Wonderful New Orleans inspired Sloppy Joe Recipe from the cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking by Kathy Hester. This recipe is Vegan, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, and can be made GF as well. Plus it's just plain delicious and will make you taste buds super happy!

Ingredients

    For the Morning Ingredients:
  • 2 cups (475 ml) water
  • 1/3 cup (48 g) dry black-eyed peas
  • 1/3 cup (43 g) carrots, chopped
  • 1/6 cup (19 g) millet
  • 2 tablespoons (19 g) minced bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke, to taste
  • For the Evening Ingredients:
  • 1 cup (56 g) minced greens (collard, kale, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons (32 g) tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 buns, for serving (GF)

Instructions

    In the Morning:
  • Add all of the morning ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low setting for about 7 to 9 hours.
  • In the Evening:
  • About 30 minutes before you wish to serve this you need to add the greens and tomato paste. Cover and allow to cook for the remaining 30 minutes. (I left mine on for about an hour as I was multi-tasking)
  • Right before serving add the salt and pepper, along with more cajun seasoning if desired.
  • Pile the sloppy mixture on your buns.
  • Serve with a big old happy and sloppy smile!

Notes

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Sloppy Black Eyed Peas | Cravings of a Lunatic | This is a wonderful slow cooker recipe for Vegan Sloppy Joes. It's a real crowd please

Honestly, look at these sloppy sandwich. Don’t you just want to sink your teeth into it? I’d let you but I might have gobbled it all up already. The good news is you can enter to win your very own copy of Kathy’s cookbook.

When you win you’re going to want to check out page 87 to try the Green Beans in Black Bean Sauce with Tofu, page 100 for the Wacky Cincinnati Chili, page 114 for these sloppies, page 124 for the Hearty Lasagna Layered with Nut Ricotta, and page 129 for the Root Veggie Barley Risotto. Every one of those was gobbled up and demolished in minutes here. If people clean their plates in under 3 minutes in this household I know it’s a winner.

So how do you get your very own copy of Kathy’s book? Simple.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a blog post comment here telling me your favourite recipe to make in your slow cooker. See, simple.

Bonus Entry #1:

Give Cravings of a Lunatic a Like on Facebook, pop back and leave a separate comment saying you did so.

Bonus Entry #2:

Give Healthy Slow Cooking a Like on Facebook, pop back and leave a separate comment saying you did so.

Bonus Entries for die-hard contesters:

Stop back once a day and tell me what you made, or want to make next in your slow cooker. You can enter once per day. Have fun!

See, easy peasy. Enter once, or multiple times. Totally up to you.

Contest will end at Saturday, December 14th at 11:59 pm. 

Open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. In the case that the winner does not respond in time a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck!

I loved this cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking so very much. Just like her other cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. The recipes are easy to follow. The ingredients are simple to find. You can adapt the recipes to your own taste. I opted out of dark greens in this one since they bother my tummy. I love when recipes are easily adaptable. I love the weight of the book, it’s not too heavy or awkward to hang on to. It’s beautifully illustrated with lots of photos. I’d take a guess that the photo to recipe ratio is about 1 to 3. About every third recipe has a big glossy photo. There are tons of tips in the book. I really liked all the “did you know” sections. Kathy explains recipe variations really well. I am a slow cooker fanatic so this book was a huge hit for me. It’s a keeper.

Full disclosure: Kathy provided me a copy of her book, for free, but there was no other compensation for this review. Y’all know me, if I didn’t like something I’d straight up tell you that. This is one I not only liked, but loved. 

Also, this post contains affiliate links to the cookbook. I am an Amazon Affiliate, which means I get a few gold doubloons if you order anything through me. My goal  is to let that account add up so I can buy myself a new lens for my camera. Right now I can afford 1/1000 of that lens. Just keeping it real.

Make sure you stop by yesterday’s post to enter to win the giveaway for Kathy’s other cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. You can enter to win by clicking here.

Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce | Cravings of a Lunatic | Vegan version of bolognese sauce that is both hearty and delicious.

While you’re there make sure you bookmark this Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce. You’re going to want to try this. Asap!

Make sure you hop over to Kathy’s blog, Healthy Slow Cooking to say hello to her. You can follow her on facebook, twitter and pinterest. I’d stalk her everywhere. She’s totally worth a good stalking.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    I might get slammed for this but when I read free this and free that and free something else I wonder what it does have in it and can it possibly be good. You’ve shown me that I’m wrong. :)

  2. 2

    I like this recipe! Really fun, healthy, and looks awfully tasty. Really nice texture on that 2nd picture – you ever get lights? Kinda looks like you’ve been playing. ;-) Anyway, super post – thanks.

  3. 3

    Now, that is a burger and a half. Sounds like a great cookbook.

  4. 4

    Kim, I think it’s difficult to make something like sloppy joes look good and enticing, really difficult, but you’ve done an amazing job! I don’t use my slow cooker much but I did make a wonderful Root Beer Pulled Pork in it this Fall.

  5. 5

    Currently, my favorite slow cooker meal is chili. And yes, Kathy’s Wacky Cincinnati Chili is really good.

  6. 6

    I like to make stew in my slow cooker.

  7. 7

    You know, you’re right. I have everything but the millet in my pantry. I wonder if I could get away with bulgur wheat instead. Or quinoa. It looks amazing.

  8. 8

    Even as a meat eater, these look awfully tasty!

  9. 9

    Short ribs are my favorite thing to cook up in a slow cooker. So decadent but so easy in a slow cooker.

  10. 10
    Sally Tews says:

    My Chili Recipe~great for the family gathering.

  11. 11

    AM vs PM. You’re such a clever girl, KimBee. I’m nuts about sloppy jibes. They’ve been my cafeteria fav since I was in elementary school? And thus vegan version, I’m excited to try! xoxo

  12. 12

    What a great twist on the sloppy joe!

  13. 13

    What a fun take on sloppy joe. Looks yummy. :)

  14. 14

    I can’t wait to try this in my slow-cooker. Beans are my favorite thing to make.

  15. 15

    Right now it’s applesauce. I love to make apple-cinnamon oatmeal in the slow-cooker, and I almost always cook my dried beans that way, too..

  16. 16

    I usually just use the slow cooker for chili, I really need a good cookbook for recipes so I can use it more often.

  17. 17

    I like/follow Healthy Slow Cooking on Facebook.

  18. 18

    HI- how many servings does the sloppy joe recipe make? It looks like a very small amount. Would you suggest quadrupling it (eg 2/3 cups of millet total) to make it more family-size? Thanks!

    • 19
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      It is small as it’s a cookbook with recipes meant for two. I doubled mine, but if your family is large or big eaters I would definitely amp it up. This serves 2 people. I made some and froze it. It freezes nicely if you do too big of a batch. Hope that helps. Happy Wednesday. xx

  19. 21

    baked potatoes!

  20. 22

    I cook in my crock pot all the time, but my favorite thing to make would have to be a whole chicken. YUM!

  21. 23

    I like Cravings of a Lunatic on Facebook :D

  22. 24

    I like Healthy Slow Cooking on Facebook!

  23. 25

    applesauce

  24. 26

    I like to make spicy lentils in the slow cooker.

  25. 27

    I like/follow cravings of a lunatic on facebook

  26. 28

    i like/follow healthy slow cooking on facebook.

  27. 29

    Love my slow cookers – all of them. Soups and stews are great of course, but what I really like doing in the slow cookers are jams, apple sauce, and fruit butters, oh so easy!

  28. 30

    Already like “Cravings” on facebook

  29. 31

    ….and already like Healthy Slow Cooking on facebook too ;-)

  30. 32

    I like making beans or chilli in my slow cooker

  31. 33

    I liked Cravings of a Lunatic on FB

  32. 34

    I liked Healthy Slow Cooking on FB too

  33. 35

    I don’t have a slow cooker so no favorite recipes – but if I won the book I would get one.

  34. 36

    I was never a sloppy Joe fan, but I adore black-eyed-peas, so I might have to try that one!

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