Unsloppy Joes (Easy Vegetarian Sloppy Joes)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My sister is a vegatarian, where as my family is not. So in order please both palates, I have to find recipes that non meat eaters enjoy as well as the carnivors. This dish is really easy, it quickly comes together; that is this "Unsloppy Joes" key aspect. From www.ivu.org

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper, and garlic.
  3. Saute until tender.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and next 4 ingredients.
  5. Cover, reeuce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  6. Add kidney beans and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  7. If using kaiser rolls: Cut a 1/4" slice off the top of each kaiser rolls; set aside.
  8. Hollow out the center of each roll, leaving 1/2-in think shell;.
  9. reserve the inside of rolls for other uses.
  10. Spoon bean mixture evenly into rolls and replace tops.
  11. Serve immiediately.
  12. If using "hamburger" buns:.
  13. Just spoon onto buns and serve.


Most Helpful

A nice vegetarian alternative to the usual Sloppy Joes. I followed the suggestion of other reviewers and added more tomato -- specifically, the entire 6 oz. can of tomato paste -- and I'm glad I did. It added just the right flavor and some needed moisture. I think the only other change I would make would be to decrease the amount of chili powder, since my fiance and I thought that the flavor and heat of the chili powder overpowered the rest of the ingredients. We served this in warmed whole wheat pita, and very much enjoyed the meal! There's no way it makes 8 servings, though... or maybe we were just really hungry! :)

Lynne the Pirate Queen November 11, 2008

I've made this recipe several times and my family enjoys it. I serve it in an onion bun with a little bit of cheese on top. I have also made it with added turkey sausage. It's super healthy and loaded with veggies.

FrVanilla November 19, 2007

As written we thought this was a decent lunch option. I left out the celery and put in mushrooms instead. This did not make much sauce for us, unlike the photo. We thought it was fine on a bun. Nothing spectacular, but a good vegetarian lunch. I ended up adding a generous squish of ketchup to the leftovers in the pan so that the kids would eat it more like sloppy joes. They easily ate them on buns with baked french fries. Thanks for posting.

ladypit June 08, 2007

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