Chicago Diner Sloppy Joes
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chicago diner sloppy joes
Another recipe from Chef Jo Kaucher’s collected wisdom in “The Chicago Diner Cookbook.” This is a perpetual favorite for my kids. Once you read the recipe you’ll see why.
- 1 lb. tempeh, diced
- 2 tbsp. tamari
- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1.5 lb. onions, diced
- 1 lb. green bell peppers, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. chili powder (I use 2 tbsp)
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1.25 c catsup
- .25 tbsp. prepared yellow mustard (I use 1 tbsp.)
- 1 tsp. liquid smoke
- .5 c water
- salt & pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Toss the tempeh in the tamari and oil. Place the tempeh on a sheet pan and bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown but not crisp. Sauté the onions, garlic, peppers, and chili powder in 2 tablespoons oil. Add the baked tempeh, catsup, mustard, liquid smoke, and a splash of water if needed. Simmer 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on a toasted kaiser bun or hamburger bun. Note: Tofu can be used in place of the tempeh. For an even heartier texture, add a little chopped seitan.
NOTE: Dice your ingredients small. If prepared too chunky the end result ends up looking like stew on a bun: not fun.