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  1. Recipe

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

4 servings

Source: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, MD; 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
Dinner
Nut-free

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 saute until cooked through.



  2. Add remaining 1/2 cup water and tempeh. Saute 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
Carbohydrate: 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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