This vegetarian version of Sloppy Joe's is quick and tasty!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the block of tofu onto a plate, then place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top (a container filled with water works well). Press the tofu for 20 to 30 minutes, the drain off and discard the accumulated liquid.

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  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  • Cut the block of tofu down the middle, then widthwise into 1/4 inch thick squares. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 6 minutes, the turn the pieces over, and continue baking 5 minutes more. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and allow to cool. Once the tofu is cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4 inch dice.

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and green pepper; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the diced tofu, ketchup, sugar, mustard, and vinegar; season to taste with salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve on the whole wheat hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts

693 calories; 19.3 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1922 mg sodium. 111.6 g carbohydrates; 27.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
if you're concerned with the texture try cubing the tofu and freezing it solid before baking (and add a few minutes of bake time. i learned that freezing tofu gives it a much better texture if you're using it in place of some meats. you won't fool anyone into thinking it's meat but it's a much more satisfying texture. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2008
sorry not good had to cooked a pizza. waste of great ketchup... Read More
(11)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
if you're concerned with the texture try cubing the tofu and freezing it solid before baking (and add a few minutes of bake time. i learned that freezing tofu gives it a much better texture if you're using it in place of some meats. you won't fool anyone into thinking it's meat but it's a much more satisfying texture. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
if you're concerned with the texture try cubing the tofu and freezing it solid before baking (and add a few minutes of bake time. i learned that freezing tofu gives it a much better texture if you're using it in place of some meats. you won't fool anyone into thinking it's meat but it's a much more satisfying texture. Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
12/08/2008
sorry not good had to cooked a pizza. waste of great ketchup... Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
i made this the other night. i really liked it. i don't eat sloppy joe's too often but i really like this recipe. my husband and two year old didn't have any complaints either. i plan on making it again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2011
Tastes very close to sloppy joes w/ ground turkey! I added a little minced garlic and put it in a processor to grind it up a little. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2011
The first time I made it not it was ok but not a fan of the texture. The second time my friend said to press the tofu and then cut to smaller pieces way better! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2009
I second the first review prepared by direction and even attempted to ground up the tofu but that didn't really help either. Was fun to make not so good to eat... Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2011
Really enjoyed this one. Added a slice of american cheese the 2nd time I made it and after drying out on towels - just browned the 1/2 blocks of tofu in the frying pan cooled for a minute then chopped then crumbled them up even more in the pan with the veggies and sauce using the spatula. Hubby likes too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2014
This is great as a base recipe as written its 4 stars. I added some brown sugar and BBQ sauce to kick up the flavors a bit. The whole family loved it and my 6 year old had no clue it was meatless. haha! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/25/2011
i really did not like these could taste mustard a ton Read More
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