Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

I have tried vegetarian chili on numerous occasions, but I was recently thinking, "what about sloppy joes?" I also love sloppy joes just as much as I love chili and was hoping to find a vegetarian version. Below is a great vegetarian recipe.
Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 40 Min
Vegetarian Sloppy Joe on a hot dog bun

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages tempeh
  • 1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • hamburger buns


  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. 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.


  1. Yum Yum! I am a vegetarian, this sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing! =) Merry Christmas to you!

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    BTW...those look soo yummy!!


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