Vegan Sloppy Joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 20 mins

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 mins


1 8oz (~220g) Block Extra Firm Tofu (Pressed)

1 cup (100g) Walnuts (Finely Chopped)

1 Pack (8oz/226g) Brown Button Mushrooms (Finely Chopped)*

1 15oz (425g) Can Brown Lentils (Drained)*

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Onion (Finely Chopped)

1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic

1 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Dried Basil

2 Medium Stalks Celery (Chopped)

1 Medium to Large Red Bell Pepper (Finely Chopped)

1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce

1 cup (240ml) Marinara Sauce*

1/2 cup (130g) Tomato Paste

1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar

1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Salt (To Taste)

Hamburger Buns

Sliced Avocado

Ground Black Pepper

Fresh Basil Leaves


1Put your tofu on to press, ideally using a tofu press, or by placing it on a plate with another plate on top of it, and then placing something heavy on top like a heavy pot. Leave it to press for around 20 minutes while you prepare your other ingredients.

2Add the walnuts to the food processor and process into crumbles. Place the walnut crumbs into a mixing bowl.

3Add sliced mushrooms to the food processor and process until finely chopped. Add into the mixing bowl with the crushed walnuts.

4Drain a can of lentils and add to the mixing bowl.

5Prepare all your other ingredients, chop the onion, celery and red pepper.

6By this time your tofu should be finished pressing, so mash it with a fork and then add it to the mixing bowl with the walnuts, mushrooms and lentils. Mix it all up together.

7Add the chopped onions and crushed garlic to a pot with the olive oil and sauté until the onions are softened.

8Then add in the paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano and dried basil along with the chopped celery and red pepper and sauté to soften the veggies slightly and toast the spices.

9Then add in the walnut, mushroom, lentil and tofu mix along with some soy sauce, marinara sauce and tomato paste and fry until you have a mince consistency.

10Add some coconut sugar (for flavor balance), black pepper and salt to taste.

11Serve on fresh or toasted hamburger buns with some sliced avocado, black pepper and fresh basil.

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