Thursday, March 19, 2009


Here's an alternative to the lentil sloppy joes.  This one uses potatoes and carrots as the base.  I adapted it from Aunt Elna's recipe.  Mike has said it's in his top 5.

1/2 to 1 c. water
1 onion, chopped
3/4 c. celery, chopped

5 medium red potatoes, grated (peeled optional)
3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
2 c. water
3/4 c. ketchup
2 T. mustard
1 t. vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
2 T. honey
2 t. salt
1/2 t. chili powder
1 6-oz. can tomato paste

• In a large pan, cook onion and celery in water until tender.

• Add remaining ingredients, except tomato paste.

• Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring often, until desired texture.

• Add tomato paste.

• Serve on whole wheat buns or bread.

Notes:  We like our bread toasted.  I like grilled mushrooms, avocados, and lettuce on mine.  Mike puts pickles on his.

The baked fries are great with these.

This recipe makes a lot.  I sometimes freeze what we don't use the first night.

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