Vegan Sloppy Joes

vegan sloppy joe sandwichRemember the sloppy joes from your childhood? They were a great quick lunch my mom would make on weekends. Sue misses the flavor and fill-you-up yumminess of sloppy joes, but this textured soy protein (TSP) alternative has no fat or cholesterol. In this recipe, Sue used frozen, pre-chopped onion and green pepper to save time.

1-2 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
½ green bell pepper, diced
2 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. dry mustard
1¼ cup TSP
1½ cup vegetable broth or water
¼ cup ketchup
½ cup bottled BBQ sauce
1 Tbs. soy sauce
Dash of cayenne pepper
*Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, sauté pepper and onion in oil until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in chili powder, garlic, and mustard.

Add TSP, broth, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and soy sauce; stir well.

Cover and bring mixture to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes covered, stirring occasionally.

*You may not need to add salt after adding soy sauce – taste it first.

Serve hot on burger buns. Goes well with potato salad or coleslaw!

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