Grab a couple cans of whatever beans you've got in the pantry, and whip up these easy and seriously tasty vegan sloppy Joes!
Coat the bottom of a medium saucepan with oil and place it over medium heat.
Add the onion, pepper, carrot and garlic. Sauté 5 minutes, until the onions are very tender and translucent.
Stir in the beans, 3/4 cup water, tomato paste, vinegar, Worchestersire sauce, soy sauce, sugar, liquid smoke and chili powder.
Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a boil.
Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer, uncovered, until the sauce is very thick and the veggies are tender, 15 to 20 minutes, adding a bit more water if needed during cooking.
Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stuff buns with bean mixture. Top with dill pickle slices and onion slices. Serve.
For the beans, use what you've got. Black beans, kindey beans, chickpeas, cannellini beans, great northern beans, pinto beans, navy beans, black-eyed peas and brown lentils are all great choices. Use two of the same thing, or mix it up!