In the United States a Sloppy Joe is a hot sandwich typically composed of minced beef cooked in a skillet with seasoned tomato sauce or tomato paste and spread between two sides of a bun. Commercially made sauces such as Manwich are also available. But why use that canned junk?
Sloppy Joe’s were always a childhood favorite and I still love them today! Recently I had some vegetarian friends staying with me, so I was called upon to come up with a vegetarian version of the classic Sloppy Joe recipe. I decided to replace the beef with brown rice and pinto beans. I like to serve mine with French fries. Enjoy!

1 Tbs Vegetable oil
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 medium Green pepper; chopped
3 cup Cooked brown rice
32 oz can Mexican-style pinto beans
3/4 cup Hickory smoke barbecue sauce
4 Whole grain buns

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onions and green pepepr; cook 2 to 3 minutes.
Add rice, beans and barbecue sauce. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through.
Serve on buns.

Servings: 4