Sloppy Chicks (chickpea sloppy joes)

As promised ladies, here’s the recipe. I served this bad chick (bad, as in SO GOOD) at my birthday party; while fireworks were going off overhead, fireworks were going off in my friends’ mouth’s and my girlfriends have been hounding me ever since.

Photo by Keepin It Kind. Their recipe can be found here.

It’s got twice the nutrients as regular old sloppy joes, same calorie count but much healthier.  300 calories, 3 g fat, 56 g carbs and 11 g protein. And this is a GREAT recipe to make double batches to freeze ahead of time. Simply toss it into your crock pot on low with an 1/4 cup water and 1 extra can of diced tomatoes. You will need to adjust seasonings to taste. 

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I found and tweaked this recipe between cooking and taste testing  recipes from Keepin’ It Kind & Fork & Beans . This recipe calls for items like fire roasted tomatoes, nutritional yeast and bell peppers, don’t let these items intimidate you. If you’re family doesn’t like spice, consider adding a can of diced tomatoes instead. 

Nutritional Yeast is exactly that: nutrition. 

 

Sloppy Chicks (Chickpea Sloppy Joes)
Serves 4
A new twist on an old American Classic.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ tsp cumin
  2. 1 tsp dried thyme
  3. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  4. 1 tsp liquid smoke
  5. 1 T nutritional yeast (optional)
  6. salt/pepper to taste
  7. 1 tsp olive oil
  8. ¼ tomato paste
  9. ½ red onion, diced
  10. 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  11. ½ jar smoked red peppers (diced ahead of time)
  12. 2 15oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  13. 1 15oz can of fire roasted tomatoes, diced
  14. 2 T Sriracha Sauce (optional, adds SPICE)
  15. 1 T honey
  16. 2 tsp dried oregano
Instructions
  1. If you have dried chickpeas, you will want to follow the directions on the bag and soak the chicks ahead of time. Otherwise drain canned chickpeas and toss into food processer. PULSE until chicks are mashed. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in pan for about one minute, adding onion and garlic, sautéing until translucent.
  3. Add diced smoked red peppers and chickpeas, cooking about 2 minutes.
  4. Toss in rest of ingredients and let it simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, until it’s slightly thickened.
  5. Serve on your favorite bun.
Notes
  1. Great Tip: Serve with slices of avocado. YUM!
  2. Freezer Tip: And this is a GREAT recipe to make double batches to freeze ahead of time. Simply toss it into your crock pot on low with an 1/4 cup water and 1 extra can of diced tomatos. You will need to adjust seasonsings to taste.
Adapted from Keepin' It Kind / Forks & Beans
Adapted from Keepin' It Kind / Forks & Beans
Heather Riggleman https://heatherriggleman.com/

 

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