Skip's Sloppy Joes

Plenty for a crowd and sure beats the canned sauce mixes!

Skip's Sloppy Joes


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
8 Kaiser-type rolls, split
Shredded lettuce
Tofu crumbles or browned meat  (optional)

Heat oil in large skillet and saute onion, garlic and pepper.  In a bowl, mix tomato paste with water, oregano, ketchup, cayenne ,Worcestershire sauce and honey.  Stir into skillet.  Bring to a boil; add salt if using it. Sauce should be thick but spreadable.  If desired toast rolls.  Spoon sauce over bottom half of roll, pile with shredded lettuce, and top with roll half.  You may add tofu crumbles to this, or browned meat.  Serves 8.


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