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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: 273 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 815mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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umbyhype User ID: 6159944 87203
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!"

tess_mcm User ID: 7699696 138586
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!"

kellbell318 User ID: 6250365 68172
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."

Kidcook101 User ID: 7067132 68171
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..."

mjtotch User ID: 6620401 108473
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

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

cctp1016 User ID: 1672997 108472
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Loved it!!"

Lovelyheart77 User ID: 4877869 87202
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"These are delicious!"

Lovelyheart77 User ID: 4877869 68167
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"These are delicous!"

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