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Meatless Sloppy Joes

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Ingredients

Non-stick cooking spray
2 cups thinly sliced onions
2 cups chopped green bell peppers
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 can (about 15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed, drained and mashed
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
Cider vinegar

Instructions

Spray large, non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat until hot. Add onions, peppers and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in ketchup and mustard. Add beans, tomato sauce and chili powder to skillet. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until thickened, adding up to 1/3 cup cider vinegar if mixture is too dry. Spoon bean mixture evenly over sandwich bun. Makes 4 servings.

Arvilla Cox
Erie



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