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Vegan Sloppy Joes with TVP

These Vegan Sloppy Joes with TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) are a delicious, flavorful, and high protein meatless dinner ready in 20 minutes.  Loaded on gluten free buns and topped with fresh chopped onion, these plant based sloppy joes hit the spot!

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These Vegan Sloppy Joes with TVP really brought me back to my childhood with this awesome and family friendly dinner!  We had Sloppy Joes a lot growing up, but I don’t think I’ve eaten one in about 20 years. We had some leftover buns from last week (when I made these fantastic vegan In N Out Burgers) and I was thinking of ways I could use the buns for dinner – and these TVP Sloppy Joes were born.  These are a fantastic easy vegetarian weeknight dinner sandwich in under 30 minutes.

This TVP Sloppy Joes Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Flavorful
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Satisfying
  • Hearty
  • High Protein
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless, Dairy Free!
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OK, So What Is TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) Anyway?

TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) are small bits of soy protein, which has a very similar texture as ground beef. Because of this, TVP is really versatile to use in place of real meat. We use TVP in soups and stews, for taco filling, and in lasagnas.   TVP is a great pantry-staple protein, and it lasts a long time. We always keep a few bags of this stuff on hand.

One of the BEST Vegetarian Pantry Dinner Recipes

This vegetarian sloppy joes recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and hearty meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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What’s In Vegan Sloppy Joes with TVP?

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Note: I adapted the sauce for this recipe from Minimalist Baker’s Lentil Sloppy Joes recipe – however I changed the spices a bit and used TVP instead of lentils.

One Pot Vegetarian Sloppy Joes For the Win!

This TVP sloppy joes recipe is the perfect one-pot lunch or dinner!  I love a good One Pot Meal, especially during these summer months when I don’t want a lot of burners going at once. Cooking everything in one pot is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  And one pot makes cleaning up a breeze. The stove does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. One Pot meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other one pot meals that are ready in no time!

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How Do I Make Sloppy Joes Vegan?

  1. In a large pan, add the olive oil, onions, and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes over low heat. Add the bell pepper and sauté for 4 more minutes until the pepper begins to soften.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and cover. Sauté on low what for 15 minutes until peppers are soft.
  3. Bring water to a boil. In a separate bowl, add the TVP, chili powder, onion powder, and cumin. Add 1 cup of boiling water to the TVP and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the TVP to the tomato mixture and stir well to combine. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Toast buns, and add a generous scoop of sloppy joe mixture to the bins. Top with fresh chopped onion and enjoy!

 

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Other Plant Based Family Dinner Recipes You’ll Love!

Instant Pot Pantry Pasta Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Pantry Staple)

Pumpkin Lentil Chili Recipe (High Protein, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Pantry Peanut Noodles Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegetarian Chicken and Dumplings Soup Recipe

 

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Vegan Sloppy Joes with TVP

Kelly Jensen
These TVP Sloppy Joes (Textured Vegetable Protein) are a delicious, flavorful, and high protein meatless dinner ready in 20 minutes.  Loaded on gluten free buns and topped with fresh chopped onion, these plant based sloppy joes hit the spot!
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 299 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan, add the olive oil, onions, and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes over low heat. Add the bell pepper and sauté for 4 more minutes until the pepper begins to soften.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and cover. Sauté on low what for 15 minutes until peppers are soft.
  • Bring water to a boil. In a separate bowl, add the TVP, chili powder, onion powder, and cumin. Add 1 cup of boiling water to the TVP and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add the TVP to the tomato mixture and stir well to combine. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Toast buns, and add a generous scoop of sloppy joe mixture to the bins. Top with fresh chopped onion and enjoy!

Notes

Note: I adapted the sauce for this recipe from Minimalist Baker’s Lentil Sloppy Joes recipe – however I changed the spices a bit and used TVP instead of lentils.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 11gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 51mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 877IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 3mg
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4 Comments

  1. Francine Brown

    5 stars
    Update:
    I added the agave in the liquid used to make the TVP. (A must!)

    I also added a 6oz can of tomato paste … game changer!

    Brings it from a 4 to a 10 star recipe!!!

  2. Chris

    5 stars
    The recipe is awesome! My family loves it. Had a question about the Agave syrup. What step does it get added? I added during last 5 minutes of peppers and tomatoes simmering and it works but wanted your recommendation.

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