Tasty Tuesday: Black Bean Sloppy Joes

Meatless Monday for Tasty Tuesday!
Black beans are an awesome meat alternative, and are packed with fiber, potassium, and protein. We love trying new ways to incorporate legumes and/or vegetables into meals, instead of meats all the time. Having Meatless Mondays really encourages us to try new recipes every week! Let us know what you think.

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green pepper, seeds removed and diced
1 red pepper, seeds removed and diced
14 ounce can crushed tomatoes
8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 hamburger buns

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and garlic, stirring frequently, and saute until the onions are translucent.
Add the black beans, green pepper, and red pepper and cook for 5 minutes (until the peppers have softened). Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is hot. Turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve on hamburger buns.
** Recipe adapted from Honey and Birch**