C'mon Man! Sloppy Joes

In honor of our new President-elect -- and his fine VP-elect -- I decided to try to make sloppy joes from the (new) Impossible Burger plant-based meat I got at Trader Joe's last week. What follows is a mashup of 4 different recipes, plus a little twist of heat. It was delicious! You could totally fool carnivores with this one. ("What, this is all plants?  C'mon, man!")


1 package Impossible burger beef

2 T canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp pepper flakes
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

Sauce (or could use bbq sauce):

15 oz can tomato sauce
1 T brown sugar or molasses
2 T yellow mustard
2 T ketchup (or tomato paste)
1 tsp chili pwd
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


Sauté cumin seed, pepper flakes, and onion in oil for 2-3 minutes. While it's cooking, whisk together sauce.

Add garlic and bell pepper and cook 2-3 more minutes, until onion is translucent. 

Add beef and cook until browned. 

Add sauce! Cover and cook for 15-20 min. 

Serve on toasted bun with pickles and/or chopped onion (optional).

Cooking: Crazy how much it looks like hamburger:

And browns like hamburger:

And here's after adding the sauce!

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