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Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

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Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

1 pound cremini mushrooms, halved
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 3/4 cups light beer
Kosher salt
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons tomato paste
6 whole grain hamburger buns
Shredded red cabbage or lettuce, pickled jalapeno and scallions, for serving, optional

Pulse mushrooms in batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, 1 tablespoon beer and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Add walnuts and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, and chipotle powder and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add remaining beer, ketchup, tomato paste, and 1/8 teaspoon salt and cook while stirring until the sauce is the consistency that you like, about 2 minutes. Spoon mixture onto each bun. Serve with toppings if desired.


1 Barry Volk { 02.25.15 at 2:14 pm }

Sounds mushey, lets add a little braized ground turkey or ground round:)

2 Lynn { 10.04.14 at 7:25 pm }

Unfortunately, beer isn´t gluten-free. Anything that´s malted–malt comes from barley–has gluten, as barley has gluten. 🙁

3 GraceCousteau { 09.30.14 at 11:26 am }

@sandytoes – not sure if vegetarian part of this recipe is importsnt for you but sadly guiness is not vegetarian…

4 zezee3 { 07.23.14 at 11:35 am }

This recipe sounds excellent. Except for the walnuts. hmmm. why the walnuts?

5 SandyToes { 04.26.14 at 12:52 pm }

I love cooking with beer! All the alcohol cooks out, but leaves a nice flavor .
Also, just found out that Guiness is the only beer made from ingredients raised w/o GMO’s. Very good to know!!!
I will make this sometime for my Daughter-In-Love, with Guiness Beer, too see what she thinks of it. Filed this in my Recipes. Since this is my 1st day as a Member. HAPPY!!!

6 Helen { 04.23.14 at 12:47 pm }

I agree about the beer

7 Mr Brouss { 04.21.14 at 6:11 pm }

This sounds like a hearty little meal I will use filtered water and fresh tomatoes and sweet peppers from the food processor to replace the beer.

8 Dixie { 03.31.14 at 4:42 pm }

Sounds good except for the beer…….what could be used instead?

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