Spicy (Vegan) Sloppy Joe’s & Garlic Fries
Prep for 30 minutes
Cook for 35 minutes
Ready in about 45 minutes
Serves 4 regular people or 2 very hungry people.
It’s Vegan! ✌🏻
- Plant-Based Protein Starter
- Daiya Jalapeño Havarti Block
- Burger Buns
- Yellow Onion
- Green Onion
- Pickled Jalapeño
- Cilantro Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- A-1 Sauce
- Lime Juice
Roasted Garlic Fries:
- Russet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Rosemary, fresh
- Garlic, fresh & powdered
- Nutritional Yeast
First, the fries…
- Preheat your oven to 425F, and place your Protein Starter in the fridge – or under cold, running water – to thaw.
- Grab as many potatoes as you want to have fries– you know better how many fries you want than me, honestly; my husband and I love fries, so I sliced about 6 potatoes for two of us.
- Wash and slice each potato, making your slices thin and long– about a ¼” thick, and the length of the potato.
- Put your sliced potatoes into a mixing bowl, and set aside for just a second.
- Mince a lot of garlic – at least 4 cloves! – and place ‘em in the bowl with the potatoes.
- Hand-tear a few sprigs of fresh Rosemary, and place those torn herb bits in the bowl, too.
- Now, pour in enough Olive Oil to liberally and evenly coat each fry, and then sprinkle with: Salt, Nutritional Yeast and Garlic Powder.
- Toss everything together in the bowl by hand, until evenly incorporated.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet, place the fries evenly across it, and place in the oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
Now, the Sloppy Joe’s!
- Take out your mostly-to-fully thawed Protein Starter, as well as a large frying pan.
- Quickly grease your frying pan, place all of the starter into the pan, and then place on medium-low heat, covered.
- As the Protein Starter begins to heat up and brown, use a spatula to break it up and stir, to ensure it all cooks evenly, and also to prevent burning.
- While you are keeping your eye on the frying pan and stirring often, take a moment to rough chop one (1) Yellow Onion and a bundle of Green Onion. Add these to your frying pan, along with a touch more oil, and stir!
- Take out your Daiya Jalapeño Havarti Block, and slice it into thin strips, only about twice as thick as if it were shredded. Set aside.
- You’re almost done! Turn the heat up on your frying pan to medium-high, and add a little bit more Olive Oil over your ingredients, and stir.
- Over the top of your pan contents, include A-1 Sauce and just a bit of Ketchup, and then stir!
- Throw in a few Pickled Jalapeño slices, to taste, and then add: Salt, Black Pepper, Cilantro Seasoning; then, squeeze just a bit of Lime Juice over the ingredients, as well. Now, stir a lot and quickly!
Don’t let it over-cook or dry out! Add little bits of olive oil if you need a little extra time forgiveness!
- Now, once it is fully cooked, turn your pan down to low, and add your sliced Havarti-style block, and allow to sit covered for just a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt while you toast the burger buns.
- Viola! Put those buns on a plate, top with the Sloppy Joe base, close the buns, and serve with the fries you made– that will probably be ready right on time!
Thanks for reading!
~ Jessica G.