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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.