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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

4 servings

Source: 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

You can substitute faux meat crumbles, textured vegetable protein (TVP), or even lentils in this recipe.

Ingredients

Makes 4 Servings

  • water, divided (1 cup)
  • onion, chopped (1 small)
  • green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (1)
  • tempeh, crumbled into small pieces (1 8-ounce package)
  • tomato sauce (1 8-ounce can)
  • ketchup (2 tablespoons)
  • agave nectar (1 tablespoon)
  • apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon)
  • vegan Worcestershire sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • prepared mustard (2 teaspoons)
  • garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  • multigrain hamburger buns (4)

Directions

  1. Heat 1/2 cup water in skillet. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until cooked through.



  2. Add remaining 1/2 cup water and tempeh. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, allowing the tempeh to get well-done.



  3. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, agave nectar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic powder and cook for 15 minutes.



  4. Serve on buns.



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

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