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Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

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Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

1 pound cremini mushrooms, halved
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 3/4 cups light beer
Kosher salt
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili 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

Pulse mushrooms in batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, 1 tablespoon beer and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Add walnuts and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, and chipotle powder and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add remaining beer, 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 mixture onto each bun. Serve with toppings if desired.


1 misty { 04.10.17 at 12:30 am }

I use a store bought product called ” Crumbles” and it’s vegan! be sure and cook it in olive oil with fresh garlic and or chopped onion! make sure the oil is hot and onion/ garlic is sautéed before adding the Crumbles or else it sticks to the pan. Brown well and then spice up as you like for your sloppy joes or spaghetti or lasagna..ect! I also sometimes add a touch of cornmeal to my tomato sauces to help add body and extra flavor!

2 Barry Volk { 02.25.15 at 2:14 pm }

Sounds mushey, lets add a little braized ground turkey or ground round:)

3 Lynn { 10.04.14 at 7:25 pm }

Unfortunately, beer isn´t gluten-free. Anything that´s malted–malt comes from barley–has gluten, as barley has gluten. 🙁

4 GraceCousteau { 09.30.14 at 11:26 am }

@sandytoes – not sure if vegetarian part of this recipe is importsnt for you but sadly guiness is not vegetarian…

5 zezee3 { 07.23.14 at 11:35 am }

This recipe sounds excellent. Except for the walnuts. hmmm. why the walnuts?

6 SandyToes { 04.26.14 at 12:52 pm }

I love cooking with beer! All the alcohol cooks out, but leaves a nice flavor .
Also, just found out that Guiness is the only beer made from ingredients raised w/o GMO’s. Very good to know!!!
I will make this sometime for my Daughter-In-Love, with Guiness Beer, too see what she thinks of it. Filed this in my Recipes. Since this is my 1st day as a Member. HAPPY!!!

7 Helen { 04.23.14 at 12:47 pm }

I agree about the beer

8 Mr Brouss { 04.21.14 at 6:11 pm }

This sounds like a hearty little meal I will use filtered water and fresh tomatoes and sweet peppers from the food processor to replace the beer.

9 Dixie { 03.31.14 at 4:42 pm }

Sounds good except for the beer…….what could be used instead?

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