Picture of Good Health: Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Recipe

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Picture of Good Health: Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Recipe

vegetarian sloppy joe

This dish isn’t sloppy with regards to your health. Made up of ingredients that will do nothing but take care of your body, this vegetarian version of a sloppy joe has all it takes to stand on its own. Just don’t let its vegetarian-friendly ingredients intimidate you from enjoying this treat!

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe
Makes 6 servings


2 blocks Firm tofu

¼ cup Canola oil

2 Tbsps Olive oil

½ cup Minced carrots

½ cup Chopped green bell pepper

⅓ cup Minced celery

½ cup Chopped onions

2 tsps Chopped garlic

1 (400g) can Diced tomatoes with juice

1 ½ tsps Tomato paste

1 cup Vegetable broth

2 Tbsps Soy sauce

2 tsps Coconut sugar

½ Tsp Italian seasoning

¼ tsp Thyme

  • Salt and black pepper

6 Hamburger buns


  1. Place the blocks of tofu between 2 dinner plates. Put a heavy pot or book on top of the plate to extract the water from the tofu for about 20 minutes. Drain the excess water and crumble the tofu using your hands.
  2. Heat canola oil in a non-stick skillet. Pan-fry the tofu until golden and slightly crispy. Drain excess oil on top of a bowl using a strainer. Set aside.
  3. In a non-stick casserole, heat the olive oil. Sauté the carrots, green bell pepper, celery, onion, and garlic until tender.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, soy sauce, coconut sugar, Italian seasoning, and thyme. Mix well and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in the crumbled tofu and simmer for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Divide the mixture into 6 portions and serve in hamburger buns.


Recipe by Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck
Photographed by John Ocampo of Studio 100


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