Cauliflower Sloppy Joes: not just for vegans.
When I was a kid, my least-favorite lunch at school was Sloppy Joe day. I mean, my name is Joe. You can imagine how much fun it was to go into the school cafeteria that day. I didn't eat them more than 2-3 times until I was an adult. One day, when I was living in Harlem, my friend Jack said he wanted Sloppy Joes for dinner. We met at the market and I already had a cart full of stuff – onions, tomatoes, ground turkey, etc. – when Jack got there and grabbed a can of Manwich. My non-Sloppy Joe-eating self never considered that we could buy a mix! LOL… it was one of those moments you see in the movies. He looked at me like I was crazy and I was dumbfounded.
Anyway, what does that have to do with this recipe? Not a lot, but it was a good story. Well, this recipe uses a mix as well. So, I guess it all makes sense. For those vegans who miss a good Sloppy Joe or the flexitarians who like a meatless meal every so often, this is a winner. Also, it might just be the smart move to get your kids to eat vegetables! I’m just saying…
- 1 package Adda Veggie Protein Mix - Original
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons oil
- ¾ cup BBQ sauce of your choice (maybe this one or this one)
- 4 hamburger buns
- cole slaw
- pickles (these would work)
- Combine Adda Veggie Protein Mix with riced cauliflower according to package directions to make a ground “meat”.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat and spread ground “meat” with spatula to cover the bottom of the pan. Using a spatula, break up and turn mixture until it is crumbly and browned, about 5 minutes.
- While the pan is still over the heat, add BBQ sauce and quickly stir to combine for 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
- Spoon mixture into toasted hamburger buns. Top with pickles and cole slaw and serve.