This recipe came up as an option for me on the Cooking Light Diet plan. I was wondering how my family would react to this recipe and they loved it! My skeptical son asked what the 'chunks' of garbanzo beans were but was so busy eating his sandwich that he didn't notice that I didn't answer him. When everyone was done and I had confirmed that they all liked it and wanted it to be a 'make again' dish I let them know there were garbanzo beans in it. They didn't even care, the recipe was that good and flavorful. No more Sloppy Joe packets for us!!!!!
Much better than I anticipated and super quick and easy too. I might kick the heat up a bit (I already added some fresh cracked pepper) with some red pepper flakes or chipotle chili powder.
I made these vegetarian by using Morning Star Crumbles. Since they are drier I added more tomato sauce. My daughter loved them and asked for seconds.
Simple ingredients and fairly fast if you use a food processor or an immersion blender on the chickpeas.
Very easy to prepare but I agree with the other reviewer that the chickpeas are distracting - the texture doesn't really fit. There's another CL Sloppy Joe recipe with kidney beans that is much, much better.
Everyone in my house (husband, 2 year old, myself) really liked these. I was really surprised they had so much flavor given the amount of chickpeas. We'll definitely make these again!
I wasn't sure what I expected of these sloppy joes but they turned out pretty well. I liked them much more the second day than the first. I was pleased with the bean texture but found I liked the beans mashed quite a bit.. I added a second TBSP of brown sugar and a little prepared mustard to the sauce. My two-year old and husband both enjoyed them too. I will make these again and again!
This wasn't the worst recipe I have made for sloppy joes but this wasn't the best. I don't think I would make again. The chickpeas were distracting, I think I would add black beans instead to one of my other recipes. Don't think I will make again.