Tempeh Sloppy Joe Sliders

Tempeh Sloppy Joe Sliders Recipe

By Veegs

🔪Prep Time: 5 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 medium red onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

Two 8-ounce packages tempeh (soy-free if necessary), crumbled

½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth (or water)

One 15-ounce can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes

One 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste

¼ cup liquid aminos (or gluten-free tamari; use coconut aminos to be soy-free)

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1½ teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Salt and black pepper to taste

16 slider or 8 full-size vegan burger buns (gluten-free if necessary)

Vegan mayonnaise (soy-free if necessary), optional

Sliced avocado, optional


1Heat the olive oil in a large, shallow saucepan over medium heat.

2Add the onion and cook until slightly translucent.

3Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more, until the garlic is fragrant.

4Add the tempeh, broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, liquid aminos, maple syrup, cumin, parsley, thyme, and paprika.

5Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tempeh is tender and the sauce is thick, 10 to 12 minutes.

6Add the salt and pepper, then remove from the heat.

7Serve on the burger buns, slathered with mayonnaise and topped with avocado (if using).

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