Hello again everyone! It's time for another one of my family's recipes! This one is my grandpa's recipe for sloppy joes. If it contained meat, my grandpa was usually the one cooking it!
I don't know if I ever told you guys this, but my grandpa was a butcher during all of my growing up years! Can you believe it? I can't imagine what he thought when I came over and told him I was going to be a vegetarian! He really is the best grandpa ever though, because he was and still is really supportive. During the summer months, my family likes to get together at my grandparents' house for grill-outs. When I first became a vegetarian, he used to buy packages of veggie burgers for me to grill up. He even put them in tinfoil and bought a separate spatula to flip my burgers for me! Isn't that sweet? He's still not a huge animal rights supporter (he thinks Peta is the devil's work), but he supports me in whatever I do and understands why I do it. I really couldn't ask for anything more!
- 2 packages of Boca Ground Crumbles (or your favorite faux crumbles)
- 3-4 stalks of celery, chopped and ground or grated
- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 2/3 cup tomato soup
- 2 cups stewed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 3/4 cup - 1 cup of BBQ sauce
- 1-2 tbsp oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Saute the onion and celery until the onion has become translucent. Then add the crumbles and heat through.
Pour in the stewed tomatoes. Break up the tomatoes with your spoon, then add the tomato soup. Next, add the BBQ sauce, and then stir in the cornstarch. Mix thoroughly, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.