Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes


1/2 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1/2 bell pepper, chopped fine
16 oz can pinto or red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup thick tomato sauce (I mixed a 6-oz can tomato sauce with enough water to make a cup)
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
6 buns


Heat oil--saute onion and bell pepper 3-4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients [not buns, of course] and bring to a simmer. Mash beans lightly with fork or potato masher. Simmer, loosely covered, 5-7 minutes or til preferred consistency, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns.

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