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“Vegan Quinoa Sloppy Joes”

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Manwich is a perfect addition to those Easy Weeknight Meals because they pack a lot of flavor into that small can. Our family has committed to trying to eat healthier, and because of that we have started to think outside of the box when it comes to dinner time. That doesn't mean we are any less pressed for time, I assure you we aren't, but it does mean that we have to find unique ways to turn "health food" into "yummy food." Believe it or not it is possible. I also love browsing the Manwich Recipes that are on their site. It provided me with some great inspiration for my next recipe.

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We have been able to get our little picky eater to fill up on beans and vegetables like never before thanks to this idea that includes manwich. Adding some familiar flavors to some unfamiliar foods is really all it takes to get new meals off the plate and into her mouth.

Though we have tried some recipes that have been absolute disasters, this one quickly has become a heart healthy, family favorite. Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike, this quick meal might surprise you! Don't be caught off guard by the ingredient list, give it a try before you knock it and you might just be in for a savory and healthy treat that becomes a favorite at your house as well!

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Vegan Quinoa Sloppy Joes

½ cup quinoa (makes about 1 cup to 1 1/2cup cooked)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4cup garbanzo beans
1/4 cup chopped sweet peppers
1/4 cup tomato, diced
1tablespoon olive oil
1 cup black beans
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
8 whole-grain hamburger buns
1 cup manwich thick and chunky sloppy joe sauce

Sloppy Joe Sandwich

1. Cook quinoa using a ratio of half cup quinoa to one cup water. Put in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer until liquid is absorbed.

2. Sauté onion and tomatoes in medium nonstick skillet with 1tablespoon olive oil. Cook on medium until the onions are softened. Stir in the black beans, garlic, and 1 cup manwich sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Stir in your quinoa, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Serve on buns and enjoy!

 

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