Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hoff's Sloppy Joes

Plan ahead!  The Barley takes at least 30 minutes to prepare. Everything else comes together in a matter of minutes.

Hoff's Sloppy Joe's
Yields: 6-8 sandwiches
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free

  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Barley (rinsed)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups Mushrooms (chopped & optional)
  • 1 can Dei Fratelli Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Molasses
  • 8 Whole Wheat Buns

  1. In a medium pot, bring Water to a boil, add Barley & Salt
  2. Reduce to low, cover and cook for 35-40 minutes
  3. With 15 minutes to go, sautee Mushrooms in a large skillet
  4. Add Sloppy Joe Sauce & Molasses to Mushrooms, heat through
  5. Add Barley to Sauce, assemble sandwiches

I use Dei Fratelli Sloppy Joe Sauce over the traditional Manwich sauce because of it's minimal, all-natural ingredients.  I did find the sauce a bit sassy for my taste and therefore used the Molasses to tame it a bit.  You can soak the Barley overnight and reduce your cooking time to 15 minutes.  Wheat Berries also work well with this recipe: bring 3 1/2 cups Water to boil, add 1 cup Wheat Berries (rinsed), cover, reduce to simmer & cook for 1 hour.

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