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    Vegan Sloppy Joes

    WebMD Recipe from Epicurious.com

    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.

    Ingredients
    • 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
      mustard
    • 1   tablespoon
      maple syrup
    • 1/2   tablespoon
      molasses
    • 4  
      whole-wheat buns
    •   For garnish:
      Lettuce and slices of avocado
    Instructions
    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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