TOFU SLOPPY JOES

 

  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 5 to 6
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz) block firm tofu, grated or crumbled
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced, no salt added, tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 to 6 whole wheat hamburger buns

Directions

  • In a large pan, sauté the onions and garlic in the oil on medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the celery and bell pepper, continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tofu and the remaining ingredients (not the buns) and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Split and toast the buns. Divide the filling between the buns and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe is adapted from a recipe I found a few years ago in the "Moosewood Restaurant New Classics" cookbook when I was looking for a family-friendly way to cut back on meat. My kids love it!

Author Credit: The Moosewood Collective

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