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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presents the Tempeh Sloppy Joes recipe that will satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and foodies who crave a culinary adventure. The Tempeh Sloppy Joes recipe “will have you catching every bite before it falls on your plate or the floor.”

Tempeh Sloppy Joes


Makes 4 servings

1 cup water, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 8-ounce package tempeh, crumbled into small pieces
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 multigrain hamburger buns

Heat 1/2 cup water in skillet. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until cooked through. Add remaining 1/2 cup water and tempeh. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, allowing the tempeh to get well-done.

Add tomato sauce, ketchup, agave nectar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic powder and cook for 15 minutes.

Serve on buns.

Note: You can substitute faux meat crumbles, textured vegetable protein (TVP), or even lentils in this recipe.

Nutrition Information
Per serving:

273 calories
7.9 g fat
1.6 g saturated fat
24.5% calories from fat
0 mg cholesterol
17.6 g protein
36.6 g carbohydrate
14.4 g sugar
6.3 g fiber
666 mg sodium
143 mg calcium
3.9 mg iron
27.7 mg vitamin C
239 mcg beta-carotene
1.5 mg vitamin E

Recipe from The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D. and Robyn Webb

Please feel free to tailor PCRM recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

Contact Info:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 400
Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202-686-2210
E-mail: info@pcrm.org

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