Sloppy Joes (Vegan)

Growing up, we had many a sloppy joes with a single mom income. I wanted to see if I could veganize it so I felt like a kid again…..even though the ingredients were super questionable from Walmart’s discount section. Shit. Just. Got. Real. Full How To Video


  • 16 Oz sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 cup unsalted raw cashews
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp roasted garlic powder
  • 10oz can petite diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Directions:
    1. In a food processor of sorts, pulse your mushrooms and cashews about 6-8 times, until you get a ‘meat crumble’ type size. Be careful not to do it too much, you want some chunks.
      Chop your onion.
      Put your EVOO in a large frying pan on medium heat.
      Add your onion, then your mushroom/cashew mix on top. Stir and sauté for about 6 minutes, then turn down the heat and keep cooking for about another 5 minutes, until your cashew pieces aren’t crunchy.
      In the same frying pan, move your mushroom/cashew/onion mixture to one side. On the other side, add your tomato paste and water and stir while cooking for about a minute, just to lighten that tomato paste flavor.
      Then add the rest of your ingredients, one at a time.
      Start stirring your mushroom/cashew/onion mixture in so it’s one big happy frying pan of delicious.
      Turn up the heat to medium and cook through for about 5-8 minutes until all the flavors have married. Taste test it and add salt and pepper to your liking.
      Serve on Vegan Buns.

    Serve with side of my Vegan Mac and Cheese


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