Sunday, September 20, 2015

VEGAN MOFO: Black Eyed Pea Sloppy Joes

Today, we are veganizing a staple of many people's childhoods... SLOPPY JOES!  What kid doesn't remember the sweet, saucy, meaty sandwiches?  Well, you can still have all that, even if you don't want something from a can or actual meat.  I got a large bag of black eyed peas in our CSA box, which seemed like the perfect base.

This makes a large batch, so you could freeze some for easy dinners throughout the month.  It's sweet, savory, filling, and packed with protein.

Black Eyed Pea Sloppy Joes


  • 2 cups dried black eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup dried quinoa
  • 2 jalapenos, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz diced tomato
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 tbs dried chipotle powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • cracked pepper to taste
  1. Soak black eyed peas overnight.
  2. Boil black eyed peas for 30 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Cook quinoa per package instructions.
  4. Drain black eyed peas and let cool.
  5. Dice vegetables.
  6. In a large stock pot, heat olive oil on medium high heat.
  7. Add pinch of salt.
  8. Add in jalapeno, green pepper, and onion.
  9. Saute for 12 minutes.
  10. Add in cherry tomatoes, diced tomatoes, undrained, tomato paste, chipotle, salt, and maple syrup.
  11. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  12. Turn down to medium heat.
  13. Add in black eyed peas and quinoa.
  14. Mix until incorporated.
  15. Cook on low for 5 minutes.
  16. Serve hot on a bun!

I'll tell you more about that amazing looking watermelon salad soon!  I hope you enjoy this!

What's your favorite family recipe?  Did you eat sloppy joes growing up?  Leave me a comment!


  1. I'll have to try this version! My alltime favorite vegan sloppy Joe recipe is the snobby Joes from Veganomicon! I have made them so many times I don't even need to look at the recipe! I haven't cooked with black eyed peas a whole lot, so it will be fun to try this recipe!

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