I grew up eating sloppy joe sandwiches and can't get enough of the messy deliciousness. Even though I eat meatless once or twice a week, I still enjoy the rich and hearty flavor of meat. I use tempeh here, which is a fermented soy product that is high in protein and has a savory, nutty, earthy flavor. Its taste and texture work well in dishes that usually feature ground beef, making these tempeh sloppy joes a dinner winner. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Saucy Tempeh Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper; cook and stir until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Crumble tempeh into skillet; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and seasonings; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Serve on buns.
Test Kitchen tips
Look for tempeh in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store near the tofu products.