Ever get a craving that you just can't shake? (Story of my life!) I wanted some yummy Sloppy Joe's that tasted like the stuff I grew up with - the stuff, yes friends, in a can! Of course I wasn't going to just grab a can of that stuff and go so I had to make my own. It was silly easy, delicious and I must say the very dang best vegan Sloppy Joes i've ever had!
I call them Sloppy Mo's because, well, 1.) my name is Morgan and 2.) I also go by "mom" a lot. A LOT. I'm thinking about changing my name. And not telling my child what my new name is! Hahah! Just kidding of course.
But really, if you miss that beefy delicious mess on a bun you have got to try this out. The Mr. even requested that I make it again for him to have while I'm out of town! Since it's so incredibly easy to make I just had to oblige.
Sloppy Mo's! aka - Tempeh Sloppy Joes
- 1 (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon molasses
- 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar (malt or rice vinegar work great!)
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lb (16 oz) crumbled tempeh
- salt and pepper to taste
Blend the chopped tomatoes, ketchup, sugar, molasses, yellow mustard, garlic and vinegar together until totally smooth and set aside (I used my Blendtec but you could totally use an immersion blender!)
Cook the chopped onion, pepper and tempeh in a nonstick pan over medium high heat until the onions are translucent and the tempeh is slightly browned. Add a bit of water as necessary to prevent sticking.
Pour in the sauce and turn the heat down to medium low. Cook until it becomes thick and delicious!