by Kelly Jane

about 1 year ago

The Sloppy Joe sandwich is classic comfort food at its best. It combines saucy, sweet and spicy deliciousness on a soft bun to make for a truly satisfying mouthful. Here I've used mushrooms instead of typical ground meat--you'll be surprised at how meaty the texture is. Use any kind of mushrooms you'd like and feel free to add more veggies for a plantstrong punch.

Serves 6

  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added/low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, gills removed and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium sized carrots, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 pitted dates, soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water for 30 minutes and pureed
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons miso paste (or 3 teaspoons low sodium tamari)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup pureed/crushed/diced no salt added tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 6 whole wheat burger buns

In a large skillet over medium heat, bring vegetable broth to a simmer. Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms have released their liquid and browned (about 8 minutes). Add onion, garlic and carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and date paste, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Whisk together vinegar, miso paste, nutmeg, ginger and tomato sauce/puree in a small bowl. Add to mushroom mixture. Cook for 3-5 minutes until thickened. Ladle sloppy mushroom joes onto whole wheat buns and serve alongside big, green salads.


Nutrition Info:


  • 132 calories
  • 1g total fat
  • 0g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 20103mg sodium
  • 30g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 22g sugar)
  • 5g protein
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  • Kelly_009

    Kelly Jane says: Yes! You can add veggie meat crumbles, for sure. I like the mushrooms myself because the veggie crumbles have a lot of sodium so I try to limit that. But half mushrooms, half crumbles would be great!

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    Just Mom says: Could you add crumles too? I like the idea of nutmeg and ginger, both are flavors I like as long I don't get carried away with the amounts. Happy Cinco de Mayo, Kel!

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