Recipe: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
For as long as I've known her, one of my co-workers — who's been a vegetarian for decades — has told me how much she misses Sloppy Joes. Burgers she doesn't care about; Thanksgiving turkey she has no use for. But she misses Sloppy Joes. So I have considered the options in trying to see if I could create an edible version for her using ground beef-like substances. Finally, I found soy chorizo. I've used it in chili, and I've sprinkled it on nachos; it's got the meaty consistency, good flavor and color... it was the perfect choice for my attempt at Sloppy Joes.
- 12 ounces soy chorizo
- 1 12-ounce package vegetarian burger crumbles
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 12-ounce bottle chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Buns, for serving
Place the chorizo and the vegetable crumbles into a large skillet; cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the onion and cook until the onion is translucent.
Combine the chili sauce, mustard, soy sauce, salt and pepper; pour over the chorizo mixture and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Refrigerate overnight for the flavors to blend, then reheat and serve on toasted buns.
This recipe was written by Mary Bilyeu and originally posted on AnnArbor.com on May 4, 2011.