vegetarian sloppy joes
vegetarian sloppy joes

Recipe & Video: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Posted on March 2, 2022 by Henry Ford Health Staff

Looking for some comfort food on a chilly day without the extra calories? Look no further – these hearty vegetarian sloppy joes are a delicious rendition of the old-school classic.

Kids Tested, Parents Approved

On busy weeknights it can be challenging to find the time to make dinner. But in 35 minutes or less, this recipe can be prepped, cooked and on the table for your kids to discover a new favorite. With 11 grams of protein, tonight’s dinner will leave everyone at the table leaving full and satisfied. Best of all? These plant-based sloppy joes keep well in the fridge so double or even triple the recipe for future quick meals!

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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Yield: 4 servings


1 Tablespoon olive oil
½ cup diced yellow onion
½ cup diced green pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
15-ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 cup textured vegetable protein
1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns (1.8 ounces each)


Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the green pepper and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika and black pepper and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vegetable broth, tomato sauce and textured vegetable protein and stir to combine.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Add the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and mustard and mix to combine. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Divide evenly onto the four hamburger buns.

Nutritional Information per Serving: 288 calories; 5 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 443 mg sodium; 42 grams carbohydrates; 11 grams fiber; 11 grams protein; 155 mg calcium

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