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Wonderfully sweet and tangy Sloppy Joes that I grew up with, but veganized! You won't find any bell peppers here. This is far more wholesome than most Sloppy Joe recipes. The spices can be easily adjusted. These are also great with sweet potato fries! Try this for a quick and economical weeknight meal.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
15 mins
20 mins
4 sandwiches


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add meatless grounds and break up the clumps with a spoon until crumbly. Cook until browned and heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low. Add ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, dill, and pepper. Mix well, cover, and let simmer until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Adjust seasonings if necessary.

  • Serve on hamburger buns.

Cook's Notes:

You can use 1 pound steamed lentils (such as Melissa's(R) from the produce aisle at Trader Joe's(R)) in place of meatless grounds, if you like. Just add some vegan beef-flavored bouillon base (not stock, you wouldn't want to add extra liquid) and a pinch of garlic powder to give it a beefy flavor. This is a healthy and tasty soy-free alternative to grounds.

Sometimes I steam the hamburger buns on top of the filling mixture until it's finished cooking.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 54.8g; fat 12.5g; sodium 1408.3mg. Full Nutrition