I was first inspired to make Indian-Spiced Sloppy Joes when I saw a recipe in Rachael Ray’s magazine. The recipe, however, was not vegetarian friendly, so I revised it and I believe it is delicious! Plus, it only takes about 15 minutes to make!
Indian-Spiced Sloppy Joes
1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 (12 ounce) package meat-free grounds
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely diced carrots
1 Tablespoon ginger, minced
3 Tablespoons crushed garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons ground tumeric
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
6 whole-wheat hamburger buns
1. In a large skillet, heat the grapeseed oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and carrots, and cook for 3 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add the vegetarian grounds and cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes. When grounds are warmed, add ginger, garlic, spices and nutritional yeast. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Mix in the tomato sauce and simmer for about 3 minutes.
2. Spoon sloppy joe mixture onto buns and serve immediately.