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GI Joes

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
This meatless take on sloppy joes uses soy crumbles, which can be found in the frozen food section of most grocery stores.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons lower-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen meatless recipe crumbles
  • 8 (1.8-ounce) white-wheat hamburger buns

Nutrition Information

  • calories 267
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 6.2 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 2.6 g
  • protein 15.6 g
  • carbohydrate 45.8 g
  • fiber 10.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 6.1 mg
  • sodium 660 mg
  • calcium 313 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 cup boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Drain.

  2. While tomatoes hydrate, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, brown sugar, and next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, 6 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir meatless crumbles into vegetable mixture; cook over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.

  4. Spoon about 1/2 cup vegetable mixture onto each bun bottom; cover with bun tops.

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  6. Young Chefs can:

  7. Watch tomatoes rehydrate

  8. Measure chopped bell pepper

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  10. Older Chefs can:

  11. Measure brown sugar

  12. Place buns on plate, and help assemble sandwiches