Healthy Recipe: Sloppy Joes


This healthy recipe is from the Minnedsota Soybeen Research Council which studies and reports the many health benefits of this excellent source of fiber and protein. Research indicates that people in Japan who eat soyfoods daily are less likely to get cancer than people in Japan who seldom eat soyfoods. Soyfoods may also help to prevent type 2 diabetes or complications the disease, reduce menopausal symptoms, and decrease the risk of osteoporosis. So, enjoy these delicious Sloppy Joes…there soy good for you!

Make 6 servings

1 cup boiling water
1 Tbs bottled chili sauce
1 cup dry TSP (Textured Soy Protein)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped zucchini
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/4 cup bottled chili sauce
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cider vinegar

Combine the boiling water and 1 Tbs chili sauce and pour them over the TSP to rehydrate it. Set aside.

Saute the onion, zucchini and bell pepper in a nonstick pan until tender (add a little water if necessary to prevent sticking). Add the rehydrated TSP and cook, stirring for another minute.

Stir the tomato sauce, 1/4 cup chili sauce, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar into TSP mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

Alternate Spicy Version: Sloppy Joses

Prepare Sloppy Joes, but substitute tomato sauce or ketchup for the chili sauce and omit Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. Increase the chili powder to 2 tsp. Add 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies or 1/2 cup salsa, if desired. This makes a great taco filling, too!

2 responses to “Healthy Recipe: Sloppy Joes”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This receipe seems inteesting. I think we all can give it a try.

  2. Kathy says:

    A nice photo. Looks very tasty and healthy 🙂
    I `ll try to cook it. My mouth already waters!

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