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Easy Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Traditionally, the classic sloppy Joe is not considered healthy or vegetarian-friendly. However, this innovative recipe creates a lighter, meat-free sloppy Joe.

Soy ground beef is the meat substitute that's combined with diced onion, mushrooms, and celery. The sauce is a mixture of vegetable stock, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce resulting in a sandwich filling that's thick, spicy, and flavorful.

If this sloppy joe sounds interesting to you, check out the recipe and


Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Easy Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Recipe 2009-10-07 14:09:27


  1. 4 Kaiser rolls
  2. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or more as needed
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 12 ounces soy ground beef, crumbled
  5. 1/2 cup diced celery
  6. 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  7. 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  8. 1/4 cup vegetable Stock
  9. Dashes hot pepper sauce to taste, optional
  10. 4 ounces shredded low-fat cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Slice the rolls in half, cutting off the upper third of the roll to leave the larger bottom section. Scoop out the inner portion of each bottom section, and set the tops and bottoms aside on a large baking sheet.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, sauté the onion for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the soy ground beef, celery, mushrooms, barbecue sauce, stock and hot pepper sauce, if using. Cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the mixture is heated through. Remove from the heat.
  5. Spoon equal portions of the mixture into the bottom sections of the rolls. Sprinkle each filled roll with cheese, and spray the insides of the top sections of the rolls with nonstick cooking spray. Set the tops on the baking sheet, cut side up.
  6. Bake the tops and bottoms for about 5 minutes, or until the tops brown and the cheese melts and spills down the sides of the rolls. Remove from the oven, and serve.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
 @Christina Perez Let us know if you make it!
Christina-Perez Christina-Perez 5 years
this looks amazing!
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
ha ha chief! everything is better with bacon!! this does look darn good however!!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Can I top mine with bacon??????????
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
my sister made something like this last year with canned pumpkin as a part of it... we made it real spicy and used fantasticly soft and spongy bread... wow it was good
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