CEimB Sloppy Joes Vegetarian

by Joanne on August 12, 2010

This weeks Ellie recipe was turned into a vegetarian success for everyone. 

The pick was by Chaya of Chaya’s Comfy Cook Blog.  Note: Chaya hosts a “meatless Monday” spot at Sweet and Savory that you should definitely check out.


The “Joes” were served 3 different ways. The one above was my mother’s: Bun and Sloppy Joe Mix, the basic Joe.

I made some small changes to Ellie’s recipe.  For the original recipe, go to Chaya’s blog or find it here.

No Ground Beef.

I used 1 TBS olive oil to cook the onion.

No jalapeno pepper (Mum and Dad can’t take the heat).

I used chopped gourmet olives instead. These were left from our wonderful weekend in Maine.  You remember, the weekend Joanne missed the long awaited race


Instead of just 1 can of pinto beans, I used 1 can of low sodium black beans and 1 can of dark kidney beans.  Mum and I thought we may have to sleep outside for the night if the bean repercussions seriously affected Dad and Ted.

Only 8 oz of tomato sauce but I also added 12 chopped grape tomatoes.


The above is my father’s version with added egg protein.

This recipe has so much flavor.  There is only 1 TBS of unsulfured molasses in the entire recipe and it pairs perfectly to round out the red wine vinegar.


Ted’s version above.  He has a double with egg protein on top.


My version was a sloppy joe wrap.  The sloppy mix wrapped up in a low carb tortilla. That’s a little odd. I’m the one eating low carb but I’m the only runner at the table.  Hmmm…what’s wrong with that picture?!

I cooked green beans at the last minute for added veggies.  I hope green beans don’t pack the “charge” that other beans do??  Mum and I could be in SERIOUS trouble.


Chaya, a standing ovation. Fantastic pick!

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  • At 2010.08.12 07:27, Heather said:

    Oh, wow, these look great! That first picture makes my mouth water……!

    • At 2010.08.12 09:31, Joanne said:

      Thanks 🙂

      • At 2010.08.12 08:04, Peggy said:

        Wow. The creative things you do with a recipe! Mine are just regular ole sloppy joes! Love the one in the wrap. And I think I would like the egg one too! I loved this recipe and will use it again and again. We ate them again last night (leftovers) and Chandler took the last one for his lunch today.

        • At 2010.08.12 09:31, Joanne said:

          Thanks Peggy 🙂

          • At 2010.08.12 09:48, pamela said:

            Another week that I didn’t get to making the recipe. This one looks really good though, so I’m adding it to the short list! Nice!

            • At 2010.08.12 15:39, Bri said:

              Wow, you were one step ahead of me with that wrap idea! I plan on eating my leftovers that way tonight! We loved these, too, and you were so creative with your vegetarian take on it! Looks great.

              • At 2010.08.12 16:09, Karen said:

                Looks delish…I am now inspired for supper!

                • At 2010.08.12 19:37, Joanne said:


                  • At 2010.08.12 16:27, Margaret said:

                    What a great idea to do a Joe Wrap. Definitely a keeper idea. Gonna make this as soon as I get back to my own kitchen. Cannot find anything at my daughter’s.

                    • At 2010.08.12 20:30, heide said:

                      I loved this recipe, thanks for picking it! Good idea using a wrap, I’d like to try that too.

                      • At 2010.08.12 20:32, heide said:

                        Oops, just realized you didn’t pick it, Chaya did. Anyway, I loved it! 🙂

                        • At 2010.08.13 13:08, Chaya said:

                          I think, I would prefer the vegetarian one better than my meatless one. I did the meat because I hosted and thought I should be as true to the recipe, as possible. Next time, I go for the veggie with those eggs. The eggs are the perfect touch. You did a beautiful job.

                          • At 2010.08.16 01:38, Heide m. said:

                            Cool recipe. What a great way to go meatless.

                            • At 2010.08.17 18:44, Kayte said:

                              All the variations look so great…and how fun that everyone can have their own! My choice would be the wrap…that looks heavenly to me.

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