I have a wonderful meatless recipe for sloppy Joe's and the awesome thing is that it is made in the slow cooker. This is an easy recipe to start in the morning before and dinner is ready when you come home. This meatless recipe uses Moong Beans for the protein source and tastes just like sloppy Joe's.
So what is Moong Beans? Moong Beans are a green legume, also known as mung beans. These beans are used in Indian cooking to prepare Dal and Curry. These beans can also be sprouted to make bean sprouts. These little green beans contain no cholesterol and very little fat, making them a healthy addition to those seeking a high-protein and fiber addition to their diets.
I was sent a package of Jiva USDA Organic Whole Moong (Mung) Beans and I could not wait to cook with them. These beans are USDA Organic Whole Moong Beans grown in certified organic farms in India and are a perfect complement to vegans and vegetarian lifestyles.I love that a serving of these beans contain nearly half of the daily recommended intake of protein per serving and 47 percent of daily iron.
I have used bean sprouts, sprouted from the Moong Beans, in my cooking to make Egg Foo Young but I have never used the Moong Beans in the original form. I had to cook up a batch of the beans to see what they look like. They were easy to cook*. Below is how the green beans look before and after they are cooked. Once cooked the beans are ready to use in many recipes.
This is what the Moong Beans look like when they are sprouted. These are sprouts that I had bought from the store but I have heard of people sprouting them at home. The bean sprouts are yummy in in dishes like Egg Foo Young and salads.
To buy these Jiva USDA Organic Whole Moong (Mung) Beans so you can make this recipe or try sprouting them, just click on the below link.
Vegetarian Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe's
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-size yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 cup Jiva USDA Organic Whole Moong Beans
one 15-16 ounce can chopped tomatoes
3 cups water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes until lightly brown. Add the chili powder, stirring to coat.
2.Transfer the onion mixture to your slow cooker. Add the Moong beans, tomatoes, water, soy sauce, mustard, brown sugar, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Serve on toasted buns or English muffins. These can also be served in bowls.
*Cooking instructions for Moong Beans
Soak 1 cup beans overnight in 2 cups water. Drain water and place beans in a pot with 2 cups water. Bring the beans to a boil and then cover pot, lower temperature and simmer for 1 hour. Drain the water and the Moong beans are ready to use in recipes.
"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product to write this review."