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. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

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