Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quinoa Sloppy Joes

These turned out great! They have pinto beans used as a binder for the quinoa and yummyness. I think they were really easy to make, quick and delicious. They were a little dry as leftovers so maybe save some of the tomato sauce to add more liquid or eat it all in one meal :)

1 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans or 1 can drained
1 15 oz can tomato sauce, divided in half
1 tbl oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced (I think any color would be fine)
1 medium tomato, diced
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 tbl tamari or soy sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
buns for serving

Place pinto beans and 1/2 can (~ 1 cup) of tomato sauce in a blender and pulse until smooth. Set aside.

In a large sauce pan heat oil. Add onion and saute on low heat until translucent.
Add bell pepper and saute on medium low until soft.
Add remaining ingredients: beans from blender, other half of tomato sauce, tomato, quinoa, soy sauce and spices). Stir together and heat on medium until warm.

Serve on toasted buns. Enjoy! :)

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