BBQ Tempeh Sloppy Joes
Vegan sloppy joes made with flavorful tempeh marinated in BBQ sauce! High protein, easy to make, and so satisfying.
- 8 oz. tempeh*
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 3-4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 4 hamburger buns (whole grain if possible)
Marinate tempeh: Crumble tempeh into a medium bowl. Add BBQ sauce and stir well to combine. Set aside and let marinate for at least 15 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
Meanwhile, finely dice onion and bell pepper.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onion and bell pepper for 10 minutes or until soft. (I use 3 Tbsp. water/broth for no-oil sauté method, adding more as needed.)
Meanwhile, mince garlic.
When onion is translucent, add garlic and smoked paprika. Stir and sauté 1-2 minutes.
Add the BBQ tempeh and 1/2 cup broth. Stir. Bring to light simmer then cover, reduce heat, and lightly simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Scoop onto buns and add any toppings if desired.
*For gluten-free: Use your favorite GF buns, and ensure that your tempeh is gluten-free. (I've seen "three grain" tempeh patties that include wheat products like barley.)
Toppings: Optional toppings include dill pickles, sliced onions, tomato, coleslaw, lettuce, or vegan cheese slices.
Calories: 374 kcal | Carbohydrates: 61 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Potassium: 561 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 29 g | Vitamin A: 457 IU | Vitamin C: 28 mg | Calcium: 175 mg | Iron: 4 mg