Part of a OAMC plan
Black Bean Sloppy Joes
(serves 15, or three meals for 4-5 people)
1/3 cups olive oil, or other fat
3 onions, chopped
6 tablespoons chili powder (optional, we usually use less)
1 1/2 green pepper, chopped
9 cups cooked black turtle beans
6 tablespoons Bragg Amino Acids (or soy sauce)
2 teaspoon oregano
3 cups tomato sauce
Molasses/brown sugar to taste (the more the merrier!)
perhaps some ketchup- adds to the ‘joe’ flavor
Splashes of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of mustard
In large skillet or pan, saute onions and peppers with chili powder in oil and cook until just fragrant. Add remaining ingredients, simmer briefly. Either serve immediately on toasted buns, or freeze in three zippered plastic freezer bag.
If your family is like ours, you’ll want to freeze a package of buns along with the black beans, too, because if you don’t hide the buns in the freezer somebody will eat them before you have the black beans.
To serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator, heat through on saucepan just before serving or simmer in crockpot all day. Serve on toasted bread or rolls.
Good with cole slaw and chips, or stewed tomatoes and a salad.