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August 23, 2016

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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

It’s Sandwich Month, and we keep finding ourselves coming back to this richly satisfying Tempeh Sloppy Joe recipe from the new Kickstart menu.

Makes 4 servings


1 cup water, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 8-ounce package tempeh, crumbled into small pieces
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 multigrain hamburger buns 


Heat 1/2 cup water in skillet. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until cooked through. Add remaining 1/2 cup water and tempeh. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, allowing the tempeh to cook until well-done.

Add tomato sauce, ketchup, agave nectar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic powder and cook for 15 minutes. Serve on buns.

I didn’t know that: You can substitute faux meat crumbles, textured vegetable protein (TVP), or even lentils in this recipe. 

Per serving:

273 Calories; 7.9 g Fat; 1.6 g Saturated Fat; 24.5% Calories from Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 17.6 g Protein; 36.6 g Carbohydrate; 14.4 g Sugar; 6.3 g Fiber; 666 mg Sodium; 143 mg Calcium; 3.9 mg Iron; 27.7 mg Vitamin C; 239 mcg Beta-Carotene; 1.5 mg Vitamin E

Source: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D. Recipe by Robyn Webb.

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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