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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

50 servings

Source: Adapted from The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Robyn Webb

This recipe features tempeh, a high-protein meat alternative made from soybeans!

About the Recipe

273 Calories · 17.6 g Protein · 6.3 g Fiber
Nut-free

You can substitute lentils for tempeh in this recipe.

Ingredients

Makes 50 Servings


  • water, divided (12.5 cup)
  • onion, chopped (12-13 small onions)
  • green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (12-13 peppers)
  • tempeh, crumbled into small pieces (6 pounds, 4 ounces)
  • tomato sauce (1 #10 can)
  • ketchup (1.5 cups)
  • agave nectar (3/4 cup)
  • apple cider vinegar (3/4 cup)
  • vegan Worcestershire sauce (3/4 cup)
  • prepared mustard (1/2 cup)
  • garlic powder (2 tablespoons)
  • multigrain hamburger buns (50 buns)

Directions

  1. Heat 6 1/4 cups water in a large rondeau. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until cooked through.



  2. Add remaining water and tempeh. Sauté for 10-12 minutes or until the tempeh is browned and well-done.



  3. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, agave nectar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic powder. Cook for 20 minutes or until warmed.



  4. Transfer into 2, 2-inch deep hotel pans to hold for service. Keep warm.



  5. For service, distribute 1 heaping 2-ounce spoodle of the mixture into each bun.



Nutrition Facts

Per serving

Calories: 273
Fat: 7.9 g
     Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
     Calories from Fat: 24.5%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 17.6 g
Carbohydrates: 36.6 g
Sugar: 14.4 g
Fiber: 6.3 g
Sodium: 666 mg
Calcium: 143 mg
Iron: 3.9 mg
Vitamin C: 27.7 mg
Beta-Carotene: 239 mcg
Vitamin E: 1.5 mg

 

NSLP Crediting Information: 1 portion provides: 2 ounces meat/meat alternate equivalent, 2 ounces grain equivalent, 1/4 cup red vegetable, 1/4 cup other vegetable.