Vegetarian Sloppy Joes (TVP)

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes (TVP)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.5
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 609.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 10.5 g

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Submitted by: TEKAGIRL


A Quick & Easy veg. sloppy joe, using TVP instead of frozen soy crumbles. Seasoning amounts approximate A Quick & Easy veg. sloppy joe, using TVP instead of frozen soy crumbles. Seasoning amounts approximate
Number of Servings: 4


    1 Tbsp olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1/2 pepper, chopped
    1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
    4 oz. tomato sauce
    1/4 cup BBQ sauce
    2 Tbsp. ketchup
    2 tsp. mustard
    3/4 cup TVP
    3/4 cup boiling water
    Salt & pepper to taste


Saute onion and pepper in oil for approx. 5 minutes.

Add all other ingredients. Simmer for about 20 minutes. (TVP will absorb the water and soak up the flavor of the sauce.)

Serve on buns, as you would traditional sloppy joes. Makes approx. 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TEKAGIRL.


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    TVP = Textured Vegetable Protein.
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    for more information - 8/29/10

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  • This is delicious and super easy! The longer you simmer, the better it is. I like my sloppy joes a little sweet, so I used honey barbecue sauce. A great use for TVP as it absorbed the flavors from the liquid. Definitely going to add this to my weekly meals. - 3/6/16

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  • Awesome! - 2/20/16

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  • I've been wanting sloppy joes for a long time. This was excellent! - 11/14/15

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  • Great recipe! I make this at least once a week. It is incredibly delicious and tastes just like meat sloppy joes. If you like your joes to be sloppy, you'll want to add more water. I usually double the recipe, then add more water to get the consistency I want. Serve with oven fries. Yum! - 5/28/14

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  • As written, this was ok. With my modifications it was absolutely delicious! I only used 1/2 cup of dried TVP, 1/3 of an onion, 1/4 of a bell pepper, 1 tsp of brown sugar, 1/4 tsp liquid smoke and garlic powder. With a generous amount of pepper and salt. - 12/17/12

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  • I added some chili sauce and some grape jelly. Very good on toast! - 1/23/12

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  • Delicious! My first time with TVP and I'm so glad I've now found the perfect vegetarian substitute for sloppy joes! Thanks for posting such a great recipe; I'll definitely be making it again! - 12/27/11

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  • Loved it! And so easy to make. - 11/8/11

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  • Loved it!! - 6/5/11

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  • I thought this was very good. My husband refused to try it. He had hamburger sloppy Joes. Until I tasted his regular sloppy joe to see the difference, I didn't miss the 'beef' taste. May put a bit of bouillon in next time. Thanks for the great recipe! - 5/21/11

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  • this is AWESOME! I can't wait to make this again...its definitely on the repeat list. I am almost sad that I am nearing end to the batch I made! I used Morning Star veggie crumbles, awesome, awesome AWESOME!!!! - 1/28/10

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  • I am looking into becoming a vegetarian...what is tvp? - 7/15/09

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  • I used this recipe as my first time trying TVP. Wow!! I replaced the peppers with celery as that's what I had on hand. Nobody knew it wasn't beef! - 6/9/09

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  • This was my first adventure with TVP and I was pleasantly surprised. - 3/29/09

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  • what ia tvp? is it a type of soy product? - 1/28/08

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