Vegan Fast Food by The Colorful Vegan

Vegan fast food made healthy… 

Lentil Sloppy Joe’s: These taste amazing tucked between two slices of toasted whole grain bread. Serves 4.

What you’ll need:

1 cup green or brown lentils, picked through and rinsed in several changes of water 

2.5 cups vegetable broth or water (or 1/2 & 1/2)

1 medium sweet or yellow onion, diced small

1 green or red bell pepper, diced small

(Optional) 1/4 piece minced jalapeno

2-4 cloves minced garlic

1.5 TBS chili powder

2 tsp oregano

Salt to taste (up to 1 tsp)

1 8-oz can tomato sauce

4 TBS tomato paste 

1 TBS maple syrup

1 TBS dijon mustard 

First cook the lentils. Bring the 2.5 cups water or broth to boil in a soup pot with the lentils. Turn down to simmer (covered) for 35-40 minutes, until soft (age of lentils will determine cooking time).

While lentils cook, take a deep skillet and saute onion + bell pepper in oil (or 2-3 TBS water) for 7 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1-2 more minutes. Add the chili powder, paprika, oregano and salt and stir about 10-15 seconds then add tomato sauce and paste. Drain the lentils when ready and stir them into the mixture along with maple syrup and mustard. Serve with baked fries and enjoy a bon bon for dessert (recipes follow:-)!  (Adapted from Post Punk Kitchen’s Snobby Joes recipe).Baked Fries & Homemade Ketchup: Fries and a quick homemade unsweetened ketchup (tomato paste + apple cider vinegar to taste). Russets are peeled, sliced, & soaked in ice water for 30 minutes then pat dry & slathered in oil, garlic powder & smoked paprika. Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet at 450 for 35 min.Bon Bons:-)1 small tub of non-dairy ice cream or 4 peeled, chopped frozen bananas processed in a food processor with a few TBS non-dairy milk until creamy……then hardened in freezer 

+ 1 bar of vegan dark chocolate & 3 TBS non-dairy cream like coconut or soy for the coating.

Melt the chocolate with the cream, then work quickly to scoop ice cream, roll into a ball & dip in chocolate. Place bon bons on a parchment-lined dish and then in freezer for at least 30 minutes. 

Vegan Fast Food around the Web: 

Check out Leslie Durso’s video & website for “Loaded Vegan Nachos”, “Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger”, “Mac N’ Cheese”, & “Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich”.

The Edgy Veg has recipes made veg for veggie nuggets, pulled pork sandwiches, huevos rancheros, reese’s peanut butter cups…too many comfort food recipes to list here!

Hot for Food has recipes for pancakes, cauliflower wings, tacos, vegan crab cakes, coconut bacon, pizza pockets, hot dogs, clubhouse sandwiches & a lot more.

…Find more veg food inspiration from me at The Colorful Vegan on Facebook….

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