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Vegan Sloppy Joes | Blooming Vegan

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

These meatless sloppy joes are delicious, easy to make and healthier than the traditional kind with ground meat.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Blooming Vegan


  • 2 cups meatless ground
  • ¼ cup white onion, chopped
  • ½ cup green pepper, chopped
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ tsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • Dash chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • ½-1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3-4 soft vegan rolls or hamburger buns


  1. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once it’s at temperature, add the white onion and saute for a few minutes, being careful not to brown.

  2. Add the meatless ground and mix together with the onions until heated. (Meatless ground is usually kept in the freezer so it may come out in frozen chunks that you’ll need to gradually break up.)

  3. Add all other ingredients and mix well, allowing to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring periodically. 

  4. Once the sauce has cooked down and the mixture is thoroughly heated, spoon liberally onto hamburger buns.

Recipe Notes

You can dress these up a bit by adding some lettuce, coleslaw or pickles for an added crunch, or you can top the buns with vegan cheese and pop them under the broiler for a few minutes until it’s nice and melted.