There is something so utterly satisfying about messy food like a tasty vegan sloppy joe. Just because you’re cutting out meat doesn’t mean you have to skimp on flavor. With the Food Monster App, we’ve got you covered with a variety of interesting vegan sloppy joe recipes to try out. Grab your napkins.

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1. Sloppy Lentils
Vegan Sloppy Lentils

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Comfort food should accomplish several points to make it truly awesome. It should evoke feelings of nostalgia (which is great for your soul, it should be quick and easy (nostalgia shouldn’t take all night to achieve!) and it should be nourishing (comfort shouldn’t come at the cost of our health). Fortunately, Jenn Sebestyen‘s saucy, hearty, and all-around amazing Sloppy Lentils tick off each of these points perfectly. Enjoy and dig in without the guilt.

2. Green Lentil Sloppy Joes
Vegan Green Lentil Sloppy Joe’s

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Sink your teeth into something that everyone will love and make them come back for seconds. Melissa Tedesco‘s Green Lentil Sloppy Joe’s are packed with protein-rich lentils and hearty vegetables to give them a satisfying kick!


3. Slow-Cooker Sloppy JoesVegan Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes

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This recipe by Jennifer Harmon is the kind you need on hand for those nights that you want a delicious meal, but don’t have any time to spend in the kitchen. The mixture, which is composed primarily of tomato paste, garlic, Medjool dates, and onion, simply needs to be blended before left in the slow-cooker. So, go on! Go about your day and look forward to these yummy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes later!


4. Slow Cooker Jalapeño Lentil Sloppy Joes
Vegan Slow Cooker Jalapeño Lentil Sloppy Joes

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A healthy, protein-packed replacement for the classic sloppy Joe. Robin Runner‘s spicy and nutrient-dense Slow Cooker version will wow even the pickiest eater. It’s definitely a classic “set it and forget it” recipe you need to have in your arsenal.


4. Quinoa Lentil Sloppy Joes
Vegan Quinoa Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Melanie Sorrentino‘s simple Sloppy Joes can be thrown together in mere minutes using ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Fluffy quinoa and protein-packed lentils are combined with sweet, spicy barbecue sauce and spices. Serve your sandwich on your favorite dense bread with vegan cheese or try it with slaw and dairy-free sour cream.

5. Spelt Berry and Lentil Sloppy Joes
Vegan Spelt Berry and Lentil Sloppy

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Tracey Tytko‘s Spelt Berry and Lentil Sloppy Joes are seriously delicious! This awesome recipe combines lentils and spelt berries to give the sandwich a meaty texture. These ingredients are then slowly simmered in a flavorful sloppy joe sauce that is absolutely fantastic!

6. Cola BBQ Sloppy Joes
Vegan Cola BBQ Sloppy Joes

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Alex Edmondson‘s Cola BBQ Sloppy Joes have the flavor of a barbecue pulled jackfruit sandwich and the texture of sloppy joes. Firm tofu is marinated in a combination of spicy barbecue sauce and cola, giving them spicy, smoky flavors and a hint of sweetness. These are perfect when served on a bun with cool, crunchy vegan slaw. Perfect dinner!


7. Tempeh Sloppy Joes
Vegan Tempeh Sloppy Joes

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Many of us can remember those weeknights during our childhood where Sloppy Joes were on the dinner menu. Molly Patrick‘s Tempeh Sloppy Joes recipe recreates them with sautéed tempeh and tender vegetables, covered in a lightly seasoned tomato sauce. Just like the original recipe, these sloppy joes are easy to make and most importantly, amazingly satisfying!

8. Sloppy Joes With Simple Slaw
Vegan Sloppy Joes With Simple Slaw

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There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned Sloppy Joe! Dora Daily‘s Sloppy Joes With Simple Slaw made with veggie crumbles, but it has all the flavor of the traditional sandwich – and not to mention the classic sloppiness! These sandwiches are taken to the next level when topped with a mound of crunchy coleslaw. Plus, these babies can be made entirely gluten-free if you use gluten-free hamburger buns! Sloppy Joes for all!

9. Cauliflower Sloppy Joes
Vegan Cauliflower Sloppy Joes

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Think it’s impossible to make a vegetable like cauliflower taste like the smoky meat in sloppy joes? Think again because you’re wrong! Taylor Kiser‘s Cauliflower Sloppy Joes use peppers, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, broth, Worcestershire, and a medley of other spices to create a perfectly zesty beef-like mix that tastes amazing sandwiched between two buns. Roll up your sleeves and dig into this saucy, ultra-messy, and very delicious sloppy joe.

Dig in, don’t mind the mess, and be happy. There’s a time to be neat, and there’s a time to get hands-on with your food– literally! Check out our awesome lentil archives for more protein-packed fun recipes.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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