Slow Cooker Sloppy JoesNov 19 2010 by
I love sloppy joes. Spicy, sweet tomato sauciness on a bun. Yum. I joined pinto beans and brown rice to make a complete protein in place of the meat. I like my sloppy joes just a little sweet so I also added in some apple butter. These sloppy joes were made in the slow cooker and were so easy. I just tossed in all the ingredients, set on high and 4 and 1/2 hours later they were done.
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 red, green or orange pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp sea salt or more to taste
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1/4 cup Naked Apple Butter
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) no salt added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) no salt added diced fire roasted tomatoes or regular diced tomatoes if you prefer
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional topping)
- Put all the ingredients into the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix all the ingredients together.
- Set on high for 4-5 hours depending on your slow cooker.
- Check after 4 hours to see if the rice is tender and the sauce is the desired consistancy.
- Spoon onto Homemade Hamburger Buns and top with shredded cheddar cheese if desired.
Makes 10 servings.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 140.5, Cal. from Fat: 6, Total Fat: .5g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 28g, Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 4.5g, Sodium: 40mg, Chol: 0mg
These sloppy joes do reheat well the next day but may need a little more vegetable stock added since the rice tends to absorb all the moisture.
I use no salt or low sodium because I prefer to control the type and amount of salt in my recipes. You can use regular beans or tomatoes but remember they do have added salt so check the nutrition information first to see how much has been added before adding more.