Capacity-Building Projects

Beanie Joes

YIELD: About 14 x 120 g portions of meat mixture

850 gblack bean and beef blend
17 ggarlic, minced
170 gwhite onion, small dice
102 ggreen bell pepper, small dice
42 gtomato paste
170 gwater
255 gketchup
28 gbrown sugar
17 gWorcestershire sauce
20 ghot Dijon mustard
42 gcanola oil
8 gkosher salt
4 gblack pepper, ground
2 gred pepper flakes
14hamburger buns, toasted
  1. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan. Once hot, add the beef blend. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the onions and peppers and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the veggies are just barely soft. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Once the meat is fully cooked, add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook altogether for about 1-2 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients and add to the meat mixture. Bring to a low simmer for 10-15 minutes until the mixture is thickened and has reached Sloppy Joe consistency.
  4. Portion one heaping half-cup or 120 g onto the bottom half of a toasted bun. Garnish with your favourite pickle and top with the other half of the toasted bun.