Amazing Meatless Sloppy Joes

A vegetarian alternative that will be sure to satisfy even a diehard carnivore. Serve these tofu Sloppy Joes on hamburger buns with or without cheese. Also a great vegetarian substitute for chili fries.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped button mushrooms

  • ½ medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ medium yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Drain tofu and use your hands to squeeze out as much remaining liquid as possible. Crumble and set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add onion, jalapenos, and garlic; saute for 2 minutes. Add crumbled tofu; saute until browned, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and cook until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you're a devoted vegetarian, use proper substitutions for Worcestershire sauce and cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
12g Fat
22g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 644mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 62mg 308%
Calcium 357mg 27%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 660mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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