Sloppy Black Eyed Peas are perfect for lunch or dinner. It's a great twist on a classic for a healthier, meat-free Sloppy Joe recipe.
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.
Today I'm featuring another one of Kathy's wonderful recipes. This recipe is from her Vegan Slow Cooking Cookbook.
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.
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.
About Kathy's Cookbook:
When you buy her cookbook you're going to want to check out the Green Beans in Black Bean Sauce with Tofu and the Wacky Cincinnati Chili.
All of the recipes we tried were 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 and the ingredients are simple to find. You can adapt the recipes to your own taste.
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.
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.
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.
MORE DINNER IDEAS (not vegan):
- Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu
- Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake with Sausage and Peppers
- Sloppy Joe Casserole
- Pizza Pull Apart Bread
- Slow Cooker Huli Huli Chicken
- 30 Minute Chicken Vegetable Skillet Pasta
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
- Smoked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
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Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas
For the Morning Ingredients:
- 2 cups water
- ⅓ cup dry black-eyed peas
- ⅓ cup carrots chopped
- ⅙ cup millet
- 2 tablespoons bell pepper minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- ⅛ teaspoon liquid smoke to taste
For the Evening Ingredients:
- 1 cup greens (collard, kale, etc) minced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- 1 package buns for serving (GF)
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!
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This looks great. Last week I made a version of sloppy Joe’s with lentils. I don’t think I have ever cooke with black eyed peas. But this recipe makes me want to try.
This was so freaking good!
Ha, thanks Ann. Glad you liked it.