Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes
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This recipe was originally shared with us by Nasoya, a popular organic tofu producer. I have modified the recipe a bit, but stayed true to their concept.
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 14- to 16-ounce package organic firm or extra-firm tofu, well-drained and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small white or yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or wheat-free tamari (for gluten free)
  • 2 cups canned tomato sauce (I used Trader Joe's)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 to 6 dairy-free hamburger buns or English muffins, toasted (gluten free, if needed)
  • Water, if needed
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic (if using) and sauté for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Add the crumbled tofu and soy sauce or tamari, and sauté for 5 minutes, or until the tofu starts to brown.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, chili powder, and cumin powder. Once bubbling, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should be quite thick, but if it's too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach your desired consistency.
  4. Season to taste with salt (I usually add about ⅛ teaspoon) and black pepper.
  5. Serve hot over toasted hamburger buns or English muffins.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-sloppy-joes