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Vegan Sloppy Joes Sandwiches

Servings 4


  • cups vegetable broth
  • cups dry textured vegetable protein TVP
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cups tomato sauce or puréed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium green bell peppers diced


  • Bring the broth to a boil and pour over the TVP.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add the soaked TVP to the onions. Cook the TVP for a few minutes.
  • Stir in all the remaining ingredients except the peppers and turn down heat to medium low. Simmer, stirring often, for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the peppers and cook for about 5 more minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve warm in burger buns or over bread
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