Sloppy Josephs

I’m used to eating meat-based sloppy joes but not nearly as many vegan versions. This one packs enough flavor that you won’t even miss the meat ! If you’re like me and you don’t like bell pepper being in your sloppy joes/josephs, I omitted the bell pepper called for in this recipe and it still turned out awesome. If you choose to make this, the barbecue sauce recipe’s gonna yield around 4 cups and you’ll only need 1/4 cup per recipe. Don’t throw away all the extra barbecue sauce ! It tastes even better after it sits overnight in the fridge and my mom and me just love using it as a dipping sauce with vegan “chicken” nuggets.

This recipe actually from a cookbook and not a website, the book is called Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson. I know for sure you can find this book on Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote the cookbook, Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

Take care y’all !

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites

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I thought it would be fun to share a fried food every Friday, a sort of “Fry-day Friday”. Today I tried out delish’s “Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites“. Not having much experience frying, this felt like it was a bit of work but after biting into one of these, it was all worth it ! The cheese gets all melted and gooey (as you can tell in the second picture), there’s some nice heat from the jalapeƱo and the pepperjack cheese I used in place of the Monterey Jack, and the panko I used when I realized I forgot to buy plain bread crumbs probably gave this recipe a crispier texture than the bread crumbs would have. These bites can stand on their own but dipping them into some ranch takes it to the next level of deliciousness !

If there’s one part of this that I couldn’t deliver on as well as I’d hope, it’s the part where they tell you to shape the balls of cheese and squeeze tight. I really thought I had but when it came time to fry them, some of the balls started to look a bit more… patty shaped. Thankfully they were still just as delicious, just in a different shape.

I really do hope you try these out for yourself, they would make a great gameday snack or general party food !

Legally, I have to mention that I wasn’t paid in any way to mention delish.

Take care y’all !