Looking for lunch ideas for the kiddies? Well, look no further. These Vegetarian Sloppy Joes will please the kiddos and adults alike. Best of all, the carnivores won’t even notice that they’re not eating real meat as the texture of the beefles ground is spot on. Especially after being seasoned up and cooked in the sauce. This recipe is not only Vegetarian, but Vegan friendly as well.
This meatless sauce recipe is extremely versatile and can also be served with spaghetti or pasta of your choice. It may be used as a filling for lasagna, stuffed shells or baked ziti. There are so many uses. The recipe is now my go to when Im craving meatless sauce.
These Vegetarian Sloppy Joes are filling on their on. But you can serve them up with coleslaw or fries (or both) to make a complete meal. My preference is coleslaw. I absolutely love sloppy joes with coleslaw. You can even put it inside of the sandwich. Speaking of the sandwich, I prefer to use crusty rolls. They’re crusty on the outside, soft on the inside and hold their shape better than regular ol’ burger buns.
Homemade Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
- 1 bag Gardein Beefless Ground (can substitute with brand of choice)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup onions (chopped)
- 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
- Slap Ya Mama Seasoning (to taste)
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 6 rolls or buns
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and add the onions and garlic. Sauté until translucent and add the beefless ground.
- Season the beefless ground with Slap Ya Mama seasoning and mix thoroughly with the onions and garlic. Cook until completely defrosted and heated through.
- Add the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and marinara sauce, and season with smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly.
- Cover the pan and simmer on low for 10 minutes to merge the flavors. Serve hot on bun of choice.
- Use vegetarian beef brand of choice
- Crusty rolls are perfect for this recipe, but you can use roll of choice or even sliced bread.