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Vegetarian Sloppy Joes Recipe

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
Editor's Note: Vegetarian meat crumbles are a nutritious protein source made from soy. Look for them in the natural foods freezer section.

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.

Reviews for Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"My son and I made this tonight. My son got the idea of saut?ing kale and carrot greens and topping the burgers with them. Excellent idea!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"I have just recently became a vegetarian and this was one of the first recipes I tried. I added red pepper flakes and a dash of hot sauce and these were delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I highly recommend using tomato paste instead of sauce and add green peppers after you cook the onions. Makes a world of difference."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"Wow! I love this! I don't really remember what meat-atarian sloppy joes taste like, but I'm SURE this is better. We also used home made tomato sauce. Mmmmm..."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"This was pretty good..and I'm not a fan of vegetarian meat substitute."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Loved it!!"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"These are delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"These are delicous!"

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