Friday, March 20, 2009

sloppy joe lettuce wraps

march 20th is the great american meatout! if you aren't veg, today is the day to give it a shot! below is an easy sloppy joe recipe i created for an upcoming vegetarian cooking demo for kids. for them, i'll be serving the recipe on buns, but i loved the idea of making them into lettuce wraps for myself.

  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard
  • 6 oz. tomato sauce
  • 5 lettuce leaves
  • condiments of your choice
rinse kidney beans in a colander, then transfer to a large bowl. lightly mash kidney beans with a potato masher (or strong fork) - you don't want to turn them into complete mush, but you'll want to mash so there is a binding consistency. stir in the rest of ingredients and either microwave or heat on stove.

spoon mixture onto a leaf of lettuce, and add your favourite toppings... here with kraut, pickles, mustard, and ketchup.. i went a little crazy, but the end result was so yummy. serve with a side of cider cucumbers or cheesy zucchini.

20 comments:

Virginia said...

those look delish and what a great idea!

Lauren said...

Yum I love lettuce wraps! Yours sounds fantastic!

allularpunk said...

what a yummy sloppy joe recipe! i love the idea of wrapping it up with lettuce leaves :)

Bianca said...

Mmmm...that's a great idea! I typically only do lettuce wraps on raw food days, but I should really give it a try with cooked food too.

jessy said...

i love your idea to use kidney beans instead of something like tvp! brilliant! and i also love the idea of lettuce wraps! mmmmmmmmmmmmm! they look soooo good, miss v!

5 Star Foodie said...

The lettuce wraps sound yummy!

DJ Karma said...

Great thing to do for the kiddies! Good luck with your demo :)

VeggieGirl said...

Mmm!!!!!

Maggie said...

These sound so much better than meat sloppy joes! I love the kraut on them too.

kishykat said...

did you really put ketchup and mustard on that?!?!?

miss v said...

i know! i never put ketchup on my sloppy joes. but with the bean ones here, it just tasted so yummy. weird.

A_and_N said...

Simple, quick and it looks cool on the lettuce...nice!

Maya said...

A nice twist!

shellyfish said...

You're doing a demo for kids? How cool is that!!
I think this is a brilliant idea, Miss V! I love warm/cold type things, and the two textures would be ace!

Mihl said...

I still have to make lettuce wraps. They sound perfect for summer.

Good luck with your cooking demo. Have fun.

Usha said...

Looks fantastic, very creative idea!

dlishfoods said...

Yeah, I'm real happy the pasta came out good! Definitely makes me reassuring that I can make a lot more comple things! :)

What a great recipe, looks dlish.

JennShaggy said...

I did a pretty great job of keeping it under wraps, but it is definitely one of the best parts of my life :) I'd have to devote a separate blog for it if I went into details.

I figure as long as I'm helping people smile either by feeding them or making them laugh, I'm in good shape :)

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

this sounds really good!

Chef E said...

You know I needed an idea for my culinary students this week, and I hope you do not mind I am borrowing this! I love anything wrapped up in lettuce!