A Hearty And Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

Enjoy a hearty and scrumptious burger that will make you want more.

Being vegan does not mean you won’t be able to enjoy what everybody else is crazy about when it comes to food. All it takes is just a creativity and knowledge of the best alternatives you can use to whip up an awesome, delicious and healthy dish.

Here’s another burger recipe that you will really love and your kids will fall in love with. With my last post I shared a Mushroom and Lentil Slider recipe that is super healthy and delish. This time let’s put a little twist to the regular burgers and sloppy Joes we usually see around us.

This is still made up mostly of mushrooms as they are the best substitute I could possibly think of for meat. It makes the sloppy Joes super meaty in texture, but the mushroom makes it the lightest sloppy Joes you will ever make and have. So get started and enjoy.

Check out the recipe below.

Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

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1 pound cremini mushrooms, halved
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 3/4 cups light beer (drink what’s left in the bottle)
Kosher salt
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons tomato paste
6 whole grain hamburger buns
Shredded red cabbage or lettuce, pickled jalapeno and scallions, for serving, optional



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Pulse the mushrooms in batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, 1 tablespoon beer and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the walnuts and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper and chipotle powder and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

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Add the remaining beer, the ketchup, tomato paste and 1/8 teaspoon salt and cook while stirring until the sauce is the consistency that you like, about 2 minutes.
Spoon the mixture onto each bun. Serve with toppings if desired.




Resource: foodnetwork.com, vegetariantimes.com, shelikesfood.com