Crumbled tempeh is simmered up in spicy sauce with veggies and stuffed into buns to make these scrumptious vegan Cajun sloppy Joes!
I just realized I’ve been hitting you guys pretty hard with the sandwich posts lately. Just a couple of weeks ago I was saying to myself how it felt like forever since I shared a sandwich recipe. I guess I overcompensated a bit, but hey, it’s the week before the Super Bowl (it is, right?), so if there’s a time for an abundance of sandwiches, snacks and finger foods, it would have to be now.
These Cajun sloppy Joes are great for game day, or any similar gathering where you’re feeding people all day long for that matter. Make a big batch of the tempeh, have some rolls on hand, and let everyone know it’s on the stove, so they can all bolt to the kitchen and knock each other over like pro athletes at half time.
Or just be like me and make these for dinner. Either way, they only take about 20 minutes to throw together, so you have more time for socializing, game-watching, or figuring out how to spend your day while the rest of the world socializes and game watches. (Start a new book!)
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- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1-8 oz. package tempeh crumbled
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 tbsp. vegan worchester sauce
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. prepared mustard
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- cayenne pepper hot sauce to taste
- 4 buns for serving
Place oil in medium skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, garlic and tempeh. Sauté 5 minutes more.
Add remaining ingredients (except for buns!). Stir and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, until heated throughout, adding a bit of water if it becomes too dry.
Divide mixture onto buns. Season with additional hot sauce.
Adapted from Valerie's Kitchen.