One of the best comfort foods is vegan sloppy joes. Most people have probably eaten regular beef sloppy joes but, haven’t tried vegan sloppy joes. Well this quick dish will have your family begging for more. Especially since it is a quick and easy recipe. You get all the flavor and richness that regular beef sloppy joes give you but, none of the fat and cholesterol that come along with beef sloppy joes. Vegan sloppy joes are good for a quick weekend lunch. Something you can just put together quick when you don’t have a lot of time. Lets get into this dish.
Ingredients For Vegan Sloppy Joes
2 cups of textured soy protein or TVP
1/2 cup of organic ketchup. If you don’t have organic ketchup, you can use regular ketchup. You can also make your own ketchup using tomato sauce, tomato paste, and spices.
1 and 3/4 cup of boiling water
1/2 cup of your favorite organic barbecue sauce. You can use regular barbecue sauce as well.
1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/2 cup of chopped carrots
1/2 cup of chopped onion. Use your favorite kind of onion.
3/4 cup of room temperature water
4 to 6 Whole Wheat or Whole Grain hamburger buns.
Okay now we have all the ingredients for our vegan sloppy joes, now lets put everything together in three easy steps.
Step 1 – This first step is really simple. Just combine the textured soy protein and the boiling water in a large bowl, then let it stand for 10 minutes.
Step 2 – Now, for the sauce, combine the ketchup, barbecue sauce, vinegar, chili powder, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a medium bowl and mix it well.
Step 3 – Now for the final step in making your vegan sloppy joes. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium to high heat. Next, add the carrots and onions and cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are nice and tender. Stir the mixture into the sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Then, stir in the textured soy protein and the 3/4 cup of room temperature water. Decrease the heat to low and cover the pan and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Once done, serve the vegan sloppy joes on the wheat or whole grain buns.
This recipe for vegan sloppy joes should make about 4-6 burgers. A great summer dish for lunch or a nice family dinner with a fresh green salad. You can’t go wrong with this recipe for vegan sloppy joes. Enjoy!! Don’t just eat, Eat Well.