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Vegan Sloppy Joes

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Vegan Sloppy Joes

By Alexea Wagner, age 9, Nevada

“I saw sloppy joes at school, but I wanted to make sure they were cruelty-free,” says Alexea, who serves this with kale salad that has shredded carrot, spicy pecans, and sliced strawberries, and a big glass of soy milk.

  • 1   tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1   (8-ounce) package
    tempeh, sliced
  • 1   tablespoon
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2  
    onion, diced
  • 2  
    garlic cloves, peeled and mashed
  • 1   tablespoon
    diced and seeded jalapeño
  • 1   (14-ounce) can
    diced tomatoes
  • 1/4   cup
    apple-cider vinegar
  • 1   tablespoon
  • 1   tablespoon
    maple syrup
  • 1/2   tablespoon
  • 4  
    whole-wheat buns
  •   For garnish:
    Lettuce and slices of avocado
  1. In a large sauté pan over moderate heat, warm the olive oil. Add the tempeh, soy sauce, and 1/4 cup water, and cook for 8 minutes, breaking up the tempeh. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, tomatoes, apple-cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, and molasses, and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes.
  2. While the sloppy joe mixture is cooking, toast the buns in the oven or toaster oven. Divide the sloppy joe mixture among the 4 buns, top with lettuce and avocado, and serve.

Nutritional Information Provided by Edamam

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories391
  • Fat19 g
    • Saturated fat3.2 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Sodium505.9 mg
  • Carbohydrates42.9 g
  • Sugars10.6 g
  • Protein17.1 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.


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