Black Bean Sloppy Joes

I was browsing magazines while waiting at a doctor’s appointment a couple of weeks ago and came upon these Black Bean Sloppy Joes.  I pretty much love anything with black beans, and secretly love sloppy joes, so I couldn’t wait to give them a try.  
I quickly made a note of the recipe on my phone while at the doctor’s.  Look how ridiculously easy these are.  I mean seriously.  I didn’t even include instructions because it’s pretty much common sense.  Dump it all in a pot, heat to a simmer, and voila.  They are literally ready in 10 minutes.  I need more meals like this on hand when the baby comes.  
One way I save on groceries is to include one or two meatless meals each week.  My husband isn’t too fond of the idea- he loves him some meat and protein- but I don’t mind one bit.  At least with these sloppy joes the black beans are a decent source of protein.  

And just like any other sloppy joe, they are messy.  I love it!

Black Bean Sloppy Joes
1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained
1 (15 oz) jar of chunky salsa
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tbsp Dijon mustard 
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
Cheddar, provolone or Mozzarella cheese (sliced or shredded)
4 sandwich rolls, sliced in half
Combine black beans, salsa, brown sugar, Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, cumin, salt and pepper in a medium pot and heat to a simmer.  
Assemble sandwiches filling rolls with 1/3 cup black bean mix.  Top with a slice of cheese or sprinkle of shredded cheese.  
**Optional:  Place sandwiches on a baking sheet, open faced with tops of buns facing up as well and broil for a few minutes to toast the rolls and melt cheese.

serves 4


  1. Those look delicious! I always make a meatless meal every week too, so I am excited to add this to my menu!

  2. if this is what’s for dinner, maybe i will move in with your crew!!

  3. I’m not sure that I could convince my husband to substitute beans for meat either, but it sounds delicious to me!

  4. Looks great and simple! Do you know which magazine you found this in?

  5. This looks delicious And perfect for a new mommy! Thanks for posting And good luck with baby #2 you are so Close! Your pregnancy flew by!!!

  6. I love this idea!! Super easy!

  7. This is a great idea. I usually hate sloppy joes, but this sounds way better.

  8. Ok, I’m not normally a black bean fan, but a vegetarian sloppy joe recipe? I might have to try! They look really yummy and I love easy dinners!

  9. I found your blog while searching for this exact recipe.

    Like you, I came across it while in my doctor’s waiting room last week. I scribbled the recipe down on the back of an old reciept and fixed it for dinner that night. My family loved them!

    Alas, I must have tossed that receipt along with the recipe and we wanted to have this for dinner again tonight. So glad to have found it as I have no clue as to what magazine I got it from!

  10. yum! definitely need to give these a try!

  11. Sounds great! Haha my husband is the same. Whenever I mention to cut down on meat or eggs he gets all panicky….Jen

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