100% Food Storage - using the #10 can Auguson Farms vegetarian beef - Chili and Sloppy Joes

100% Food Storage:  Last grocery trip was November 2023.  Today is February 19, 2024.

Previous post was re-hydrating the imitation (vegetarian) beef and this post is a quick fly-by post of two of the things made with it.  The chili was for now and the Sloppy Joes were put in food seal bags and vacuum sealed for the freezer for dinner later this week.


Starting to mix in spices and ingredients to make Sloppy Joes


I've posted my regular Sloppy Joe recipe in 2008 and 2014 - maybe another time or two as well. Here it is again but this time I used food storage.  The ground beef - use frozen or freeze dried, or imitation vegetarian.  You can leave the turkey or sausage out and just double the beef.  Minced dried onion and using dry powdered milk or evaporated milk.

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. ground beef
3/4 lb. ground turkey (or mild sausage)
1/2 large onion, diced
4 T chili powder
6 T bbq sauce
1 t Worcestershire sauce
1 c ketchup
2 T sugar
1 c milk
4 t vinegar
1 1/2 T flour
salt and pepper

Brown the ground beef and turkey with the diced onion. Add the rest of the spices and simmer 5 minutes. Serve on buns. 

And... chili!
I posted the recipe just a couple years ago in 2022 - here:

This time around I used the imitation beef from food storage.  I did use a package of homemade mild sausage from the deep freezer.  Minced dried onions and the very last 1/2 fresh onion I had.  Green pepper was diced and frozen previously.  I had a can of black eyed peas to use in place of the refried beans and I used regular black beans, with some extra chili powder and cumin.  Diced tomatoes were in the pantry and I had a little bit of tomato paste in the fridge to use up so I added a few tablespoons of that as well!


Homemade Chili

4-5 slices bacon
1/2 lb. mild Italian sausage (crumbled)
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 medium onions
3 t minced garlic (fresh)
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 can medium green chilies, diced
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 T chili powder
2 cans (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (15.5 oz.)  Bush's Black Chili Beans
1 can (16 oz.) refried beans
salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Cook the bacon in a pan until crispy and break up with your spatula.  Add the sausage and ground beef and brown it - adding the onion towards the end.  During the last 2 minutes of cook time, add the garlic. Turn off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients to a crock-pot or slow cooker of choice; or you can slow cook the chili on the stove all afternoon too.  Up to you.  But in the crockpot or a large pot, put the green peppers, green chilies, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, tomatoes and beans.  Add the meat and onion mixture.  Stir.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Slow cook all day or at least 3-4 hours if you can wait that long. 

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