Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Contributed By: Parker


¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup minced onion
2 (8 ounce) packages tempeh
½ cup minced green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon celery seed
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon paprika
1 pinch ground black pepper
hamburger buns


Step 1 Heat oil in a deep, 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the onion in the oil until translucent. Crumble the tempeh into the skillet; cook and stir until golden brown. Add the green pepper and garlic; cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 2 Stir in the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, molasses, cayenne pepper, celery seed, cumin, salt, coriander, thyme, oregano, paprika, and black pepper; stir. Simmer another 10 to 15 minutes. Spoon hot onto hamburger buns to serve.

Helpful Hints:

This is a combination of many recipes and experimentation. It has gotten the thumbs-up from all who have tried it so far. It can also be made with TVP, ground turkey, or even ground beef instead of tempeh.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 6
Yield: 6 sandwiches
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
384 Calories
20g Fat
37g Carbs
18g Protein

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