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Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

 Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
The meat won’t be missed in my version of sloppy joes. It tastes like the classic recipe, but is lower in fat and a great option for vegetarians. —Linda Winter, Oak Harbor, Washington
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen vegetarian meat crumbles
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted


  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, melt butter
  • over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir
  • in meat crumbles and pepper; heat through.
  • Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir until blended. Stir in ketchup
  • and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 273 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 815 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.