Vegan Sloppy Joes! The best easy meatless manwich recipe! Lentils, vegan crumbles simmered in a savoury sweet tangy tomato sauce, piled on a bun and devoured! A classic sandwich. Ready in 20 minutes.
Me and sloppy joes go way back! I can still picture my mom taking manwich sauce from the cupboard and getting excited! It meant a TV tray dinner in front of the tv!! Usually on Sunday when Disney was on. Pretty special❤️ That dates me doesn’t it!! Haha!
Well I haven’t had a sloppy Joe in years so it was high time I vegeanized my old childhood favourite! So Vegan sloppy Joes are on the menu folks. that's right without ground beef! 😊
It’ll take you back! Juicy meaty and super delicious! A definite winner with my grandkids! It's a Fun family meal that takes minutes to throw together! Try them today you'll be so glad you did!
Great recipe for a summer potluck or bbq too! Has a wonderful slow cooked flavour.
What are the ingredients in these meatless sandwiches?
For the filling: I used onions and peppers and a combination of canned lentils and plant based vegan crumbles (gardein beefless ground).
For the sauce: I used ketchup, sugar, vinegar, bouillon, herbs and spices. It turned out perfect! -Like try not to eat half straight from the pan kind of amazing!
You will not miss the beef in this recipe guaranteed! Vegetarians and carnivores will love to chow down on these sandwiches with glee! No joke!
How do you make vegan sloppy joes from scratch
Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
Heat a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Add the vegan butter, onions, peppers and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes or so until the veggies are softening and browning up a bit.
Add in the vegan crumbles and cook for a couple of minutes until defrosted and heated through.
Turn down the heat to medium-low, stir in the lentils and sauce. Simmer for a couple of minutes until you are happy with the consistency.
Pile the meat filling in a warm buttered hamburger bun and enjoy!! Add thin sliced red onions and or vegan cheese if you like.
For full recipe ingredients and instructions see recipe card below.
What are some good sides to eat with sloppy joes?
- Jalapeño Cheddar Vegan Mac and Cheese
- Vegan Mac and Cheese (Daiya) 👍
- Vegan Caesar Salad
- Classic Vegan Coleslaw
- Vegan Potato Salad
- Best Vegan Macaroni Salad
- potato chips
OK GUYS LET'S MAKE SOME VEGGIE SLOPPY JOES, THEY'RE:
juicy and meaty
sweet and tangy
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you! feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
Want more Vegan Sandwich Recipes? Check these out!
- Best Vegan ‘Chicken’ Salad – Quick & Easy too!
- Tofu Bacon Recipe (Baked or Fried) (makes a great vegan BLT!)
- Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich
- Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe (Vegan)