Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
15 min
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds vegetarian crumbles, such as MorningStar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder, plus for seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoning salt, such as Lowry's, plus for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 6 hamburger buns, warmed


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and red peppers, and cook until softened and the onions are starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the vegetarian crumbles and another splash of olive oil, and season with a little garlic powder and seasoning salt. Cook for another 5 to 6 minutes, until the crumbles are warmed through. Add 1 cup water; cook 5 minutes more.

In a bowl, stir together the 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/2 tablespoon seasoning salt and the mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar and ketchup. Stir this into the veggie crumble mixture. Serve on the warmed hamburger buns.