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Sloppy Joes

From Farm Where Life is Good

<p>Nothing says &#8220;friends&#8221; or &#8220;parents&#8221; or &#8220;spouses&#8221; like a face-full of sloppy joe!</p>
Source: The Chicago Diner Cookbook (Entered by Lara Rasmussen Anderson)
Serves: 4-5

1 lb tempeh or seitan, diced (or Gimme Lean ground burger-style, prepared in skillet ed
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 sweet peppers, diced
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2-1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 cup catsup
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
1/2 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
1/2 cup water, as needed
salt and pepper to taste

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Toss tempeh or seitan in oil; bake at 350F for 15-20min, until golden but not crisp.
  2. Saute onions, peppers, garlic and chili powder (and jalapeno) in oil.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, using water as needed to achieve desired consistency. Simmer 10-15min.
  4. Serve on nice big slab of fresh bread or a soft Kaiser roll.