Sloppy joes remind us of summer cookouts or lazy dinners on the back porch when the heat of the day has faded away. We’ve recreated this classic dish using textured vegetable protein, a vegan protein that’s tasty and affordable, so everyone can have a bite. It comes together in just 20 minutes and goes great on your favorite sandwich bread. I hope you enjoy!
6 ounces of dry TVP (textured vegetable protein – find it in the grocery aisle)
6 ounces of water
15 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 bell pepper (any color)
½ of a white onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 T olive oil
1 T salt
1 T ground pepper
3 T brown sugar
4 T chili powder
1 ½ T dijon mustard
2 T worcestershire sauce
Measure out 6 ounces of dry TVP and put it in a medium sized bowl.
Measure 6 ounces of boiling water and add it to your TVP. Cover it and set it aside. Your TVP should almost triple in size as it absorbs the water.
Mince your garlic cloves and dice your onions. Dice your bell pepper.
Cook your onions, bell peppers and olive oil in a medium sized pot until the onions are translucent. Add your garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add your tomato sauce, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce and brown sugar into the pot. Stir over medium heat until combined and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Scoop your TVP into the pot and stir to combine it with your sauce.
Add your salt, pepper and chili powder to the sauce and stir to combine.
Allow the mixture to simmer on medium heat before serving.
When you’re ready to serve, spoon your TVP sloppy joes onto your favorite bun and enjoy!