Meatless Sloppy Joes

You seriously can’t go wrong with these bad boys!

Serves 3-4

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 white onion, chopped

2 cups (I just used the whole package of Yves “The Good Ground: Original”) ground soy

1/4 cup water

1/3 cup of your favorite organic bbq sauce (I like 365 tangy bbq sauce)

1 heaping tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp (pinch) cumin

3/4 cup tomato sauce

1. Saute together the onion and garlic in a nonstick cooking pan for a couple minutes, or until the onion is soft.
2. Add the ground soy, tomato sauce, bbq sauce, water and spices and stir to combine.
3. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for a few minutes.

Serve atop a salad or traditional sloppy joe style in a whole wheat sandwich bun!

About 139 calories per serving



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    April 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I made a variation of this for dinner last night and it was amazing. I used the soy crumbles, onion, garlic, cumin, and chili powder, and added a serrano pepper and half a cup of canned diced tomatoes. I omitted the bbq sauce and tomato sauce, and instead I mixed in a serving of quinoa and topped it with a little shredded cheddar cheese once everything was all cooked up and in a bowl. The result was absolutely awesome and so filling. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    October 14, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    I made a variation of these last night but I too omitted the bbq sauce, used just leftover firm tofu that had been crumbled up and used a combination on fresh chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. I also chopped up a bell pepper and threw it in. Made a great sandwich. I also added a little oregano and brown sugar and curry powder instead of cumin (didnt have any)! yum!

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    February 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    oh man this looks AMAAAAZING!! Did you make this recipe up yourself?

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    March 5, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I want to make these soon! Perfect “Meatless in March” recipe 🙂

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    March 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Keep up the swimming, you’ll be a fish in no time! Thanks for referencing the meatless sloppy joe recipe, looks yummy.

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    Danielle @ ECGWCW
    January 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I just tried this recipe last night. Very tasty!! Thanks for posting it 🙂

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    William Lyons
    March 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I created a recipe similar to this years ago with the veggie ground round.
    To avoid too much salt. I use either 1 small can of tomato sauce or a can of tomato paste and enough water to make it ‘sloppy” about 2/3 cup or more. Cook until thickened.
    Liquid smoke or smoked paprika will do the trick in giving it a smoky meat taste.

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