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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Sassy sweet tomato-y sloppy joes made using tempeh. Protein-rich and speedy to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Assembly3 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Kathy Patalsky

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 4-6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 16 oz tempeh
  • 1/2 cup veggie broth or water
  • 6 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp liquid aminos, tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup greens (kale, spinach or parsley) finely chopped --- optional

Other Burger Ingredients

  • 4 pretzel buns
  • 4 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo
  • bread and butter pickles to taste
  • 1 cup greens or vegan cole slaw

Instructions

  • Warm a skillet over high heat.
  • Add in the EVOO, garlic and onion. Cook for two minutes.
  • Crumble in the tempeh using your hands - or chop finely.
  • Add in the broth, tomato paste, vinegar, soy sauce, maple and chili powder. Fold everything together until a thick tomato mixture forms.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook, lid on, for about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Fold in optional chopped greens.
  • Warm buns and add toppings and the sloppy joe filling. Serve warm!

Notes

cole slaw recipe: vegan cole slaw - pink!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 806mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 4mg