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!
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.
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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- 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
- 1 cup 56 g minced greens (collard, kale, etc)
- 2 tablespoons 32 g tomato paste
- Salt to taste
- White pepper to taste
- 2 to 3 buns for serving (GF)
Add all of the morning ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low setting for about 7 to 9 hours.
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!
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. You need Kathy’s cookbook. Seriously.
When you buy her cookbook 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.
I loved this cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking so very much. Just like her other cookbooks, The Great Vegan Bean Book and Oatrageous Oatmeals. 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.
I have multiple slow cookers in my household. One year I asked for a slow cooker for the holidays and ended up with 3, then for some unknown reason I bought a couple more. Then gave a couple away. I would recommend the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget 6 Quart if you want an inexpensive crock pot. I’m lusting after the Ninja Multi-Cooker 3 in 1 Cooking System but it’s a bit pricey. I bought some family members this Crock Pot 6 Quart Slow Cooker with dipper because the tiny one is too cute for words. Great for melting chocolate.
I think the key with slow cookers is to just find one that suits your needs. For me bigger is better, but that’s not the case for everyone. Think about what you will be cooking in it before you buy it. That way you purchase one that fits your own needs.
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.
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Toodles and smoochies! xx