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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

This recipe features tempeh, a high-protein meat alternative made from soybeans!
Course Main Courses
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 273 kcal


  • 1 cup water divided
  • 1 onion chopped (small onion)
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 8 oz tempeh crumbled into small pieces (8-ounce package)
  • 8 oz tomato sauce 8-ounce can
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp 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.


Source: "The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook" by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Robyn Webb
You can substitute faux meat crumbles, textured vegetable protein (TVP), or even lentils in this recipe.


Calories: 273kcalProtein: 17.6gFiber: 6.3g
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