Chef Wendell: Recipe for a delicious Sloppy Joe

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Behold the All-American Sloppy Joe Sandwich. Healthy eating on game day is becoming more common. One day a week won’t sabotage your health, but developing the habit of eating health all the time has such delightful benefits. At the end of your fork, there is a whole other world of ‘Feel Good’ ready and waiting.

What you’ll need to create a creamy coleslaw:

  • 1 head each shredded green and purple cabbage
  • 2 shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup Veganese mayonnaise

Sloppy Joe sauce:

  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. Maple syrup, raw honey or 1 package stevia
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Tamari wheat-free soy sauce
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce

Sloppy Joe meat:

  • 1 cake of tempeh or 8 ounces of ground meat substitute
  • 1 cup cooked long grain basmati rice
  • EVOO or avocado oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 1 carrot, minced
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water
  • Tamari wheat-free soy sauce to taste

Remember to:

  • In a saucepan, add a teaspoon of oil and gently brown the ‘meat’ over medium heat, breaking it up with the back of a fork. Gently sauté.
  • Add a bit more oil then add chili powder, cayenne, carrots and celery and sauté over medium heat.
  • Add sloppy joe sauce, cooked rice, salt and pepper.
  • Adjust thickness with vegetable stock or water.