Another way to add in more beans to your diet: pinto bean sloppy joes! This delicious homemade sauce is sweetened with coconut sugar, unlike many store-bought sauces that are sweetened with cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Bonus: it is super easy to toss together!


  • 1 tsp oil of choice (olive, avocado, grape seed)
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper, (chopped)
  • 1 15- ounce can tomato sauce (no other ingredients aside from tomatoes!)
  • 1 tbs Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 28- ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add oil. Let the oil heat up then add garlic, onions, and red bell pepper. Cook, stirring, until caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, liquid aminos, and coconut sugar. Cook for about 2 minutes until tomato sauce gets hot and bubbly.
  3. Gently add in pinto beans. Stir in with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Serve over roasted veggies of choice (i.e. sweet potatoes and cauliflower)
  5. Store in air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe from Simple Fit Vegan