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Vegan Sloppy Joes with TVP


Looking for a vegan sloppy joes recipe? These meatless sloppy joes are perfect for vegetarian or vegan kids and are much healthier than regular sloppy joes! Sloppy joes are fun (and messy!) to eat, and kids love them for lunch, picnics or dinner. This healthy (at least healthier!) vegetarian sloppy joes recipe is made from well seasoned TVP (textured vegetable protein) instead of meat and is both vegetarian and vegan. Using TVP instead of meat makes these healthier sloppy joes cholesterol-free and much lower in fat than a beef or even turkey sloppy joe recipe.


  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups TVP
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5-6 hamburger buns


In a large skillet, sautee the onion and peppers in olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are soft.

Reduce heat to medium low and add the remaining ingredients (except buns) and stir well to combine. Allow to simmer for at least 15 more minutes.

Spoon onto hamburger buns and serve hot.

More vegetarian sloppy joe recipes:
Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Pizza Burgers
Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Tofu
Vegetarian Sloppy Joe "Meatloaf"
Vegetarian Sloppy Joes in the Crockpot

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