Last night our family watched Ratatouille. It is a movie about a rat who lives with his family and then gets separated. He finds a garbage boy who works at a restaurant and that restaurant is known for being very good. So the garbage boy gets a job there and they accidentally think he made this amazing soup so they give him a chef hat and tell him to cook – but the problem is he really doesn’t know how to cook. But the real cook is the rat and he hides under the boy’s chef hat and teaches him how to cook by pulling on his hair to get him to do different things. It’s kind of like a code. I don’t want to give the whole story away so you can find out the rest by watching the movie. Anyway, I was deeply touched by the motto of the chef who originally created the restaurant. “Anyone can cook.” And that is true. Anyone can do anything as long as they put their mind to it. We all do a little something for the world to make it the place it is today. Sometimes you hear people say that some people are good at some things and some people are not good at that same thing but are good at other things. But I don’t think that is true. I think that as long as you put your mind to something, and commit do it, you can do it and can make some kind of a difference.
Anyone can eat, too. That I know is true! And last night I had Vegetarian Sloppy Joes and boy did I eat. Actually, I devoured them.
The were great for a sophisticated palate or for someone who just likes good, filling food. This recipe uses Beyond Meat vegan, gluten free ground beef product which gives it a juicy taste. On the side I had creamy mashed potatoes that made my mouth water and my tummy grumble just looking at them. We had a choice of side salad or roasted cauliflower for a good vegetable. And the two buns that clamped down on top of the Beyond Meat were both crunchy and soft. All in all, the meal was divine and tummy warming.
And the good news is this is pretty easy to make. Simple ingredients and simple steps.
I will definitely be eating this again soon. Since I said anyone can cook and Ratatouille said anyone can cook, why don’t I give you the recipe? Even if you don’t know how to do something, as long as you put your mind to it, it’s possible. So cook these. And for these Sloppy Joes it will be easier for you because I am giving you a recipe. Enjoy!
- 1/2 large yellow onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 medium tomato diced
- 1 bag Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles
- 6 T. Annie's Natural BBQ sauce
- Burger Buns (we use Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Hamburger Buns)
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees
- Sautee onions in olive oil on medium heat until lightly golden
- Add garlic and stir
- Add 2 T. of BBQ sauce and stir mixture allowing onions to soak up some sauce
- Add Beyond Meat crumbles and 2 more T. of BBQ sauce
- Stir together
- Add diced tomato and remaining 2 T. BBQ sauce
- Stir together and let simmer until crumbles are moist (having absorbed sauce)
- Put burger buns open face in 250 degree oven for 5-7 minutes to toast up
- Take buns out of the oven ad scoop sloppy joe mix on top of one half
- Serve and enjoy!