Vegan Sloppy Joes
Co-owner Joey Morris
At The Press in Oklahoma City, pulled oats stand in for ground beef to make a vegan version of all-American sloppy joes. The plant-based product is composed of five simple ingredients: Nordic oats, fava beans, pea protein, oil and salt. The pulled oats have a meaty texture and readily absorb the spices and flavors in the recipe.
1 bag (2 lb.) frozen pulled oats, thawed
4 cups water
3 cups barbecue sauce
1½ cups ketchup
¼ cup vegetable broth
4 tbsp. canned chipotle in adobo
3 tbsp. dark chili powder
8 rolls or buns
Shoestring fried onions and pickles, optional
Fried okra, optional
1. In large skillet over medium heat, saute thawed oats 5 to 6 minutes until lightly toasted but still soft, stirring often.
2. In large saucepan, combine toasted oats, water, barbecue sauce, ketchup, broth, chipotle in adobo and chili powder. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes to blend flavors and heat through.
4. To serve, spoon onto buns and top with fried onions and pickles. Accompany with fried okra.
Photo courtesy of Green & Gold Foods