Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Easy Black Bean Sloppy Joes

This is a very easy recipe that I adjusted to make my own, so feel free to play with it. It’s really hard to mess these up! I like really spicy food, but if that’s not your cup of tea, you can reduce or eliminate the spicy ingredients. This makes a lot, which leaves us with leftovers for a few days.


1 small onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 habanera or jalapeno, diced
2 Tbsp. oil
1 can black refried beans (or 1 can black beans- rinsed, drained & mashed)
8 oz. tomato sauce
½ cup quick cooking oatmeal
2 Tbsp. hot sauce or 1 tsp. chili paste (or both, if you prefer)
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. agave nectar
2 tsp. chili powder
Avocado, sliced or mashed


In a larger saucepan, sauté onion & peppers in the oil for a few minutes, until they start to turn soft. Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the avocado) and mix well. Cook on medium/low heat until heated through. Spoon onto a bun or bread and top with avocado. If any of it falls out of the bun, just scoop it up with a chip! Enjoy!


Julia Catherine said...

Looks delish, might have to try this one!!

melissa bastian. said...

I am loving these Tuesday recipes!! :D