Sloppy Joes

Yield: 4 sandwiches Preparation Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 10 min.


1/2 cup low-sodium chili sauce
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cumin, sea salt, black pepper and chili powder
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp dried, crumbled oregano
1 Tbsp best-quality olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 clove garlic, passed through a garlic press
1 pound lean ground turkey or bison
3/4 cup cooked brown rice
Handful chopped scallions
4 multi-grain buns, cut in half
1/4 cup Homemade Hummus*


1. In a small bowl combine chili sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, spices, vinegar, and oregano. Mix well. Set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Saute onion, celery and garlic for 5 minutes. Add ground meat, let brown for 5 minutes. Drain excess oil.

3. Combine browned meat with spice mixture, cooked brown rice and scallions and mix gently.

4. Spread each side of the bun with a tablespoon of hummus. Spoon about 1 cup of the meat mixture onto one side of the bun. Top with the other bun. Cut in half.

Note: Substitute tofu or tempeh for the turkey or bison in order to make the meal vegetarian.


*Homemade Hummus

Yield 2 1/2 cups


1 19 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup tahini
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp best-quality olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. each sea salt and black pepper


1. Place chickpeas in food processor. Puree coarsely.

2. Add lemon juice, tahini, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Process. Add lemon juice to thin if necessary.


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