The Sloppiest Joes

These delicious plant-based Sloppy Joes are perfect for a simple, healthful, and satisfying family dinner.

  • 10 min

  • 10 min

  • 20 min

    Total time
  • 6

  • Easy

  • 13


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Foodservice Recipe


  • 16 ounce Hungry Planet Beef™ Plant-Based GroundBuy Now
  • 6-8 buns
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup green bell peppers, diced
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1½ cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • To taste, salt and pepper
  • * Please use whatever products you have in your kitchen; plant-based ingredients are just what we have in ours.


  • Step 1.

    Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers and onions and cook for 4 minutes. Next add garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce and a bit of salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 8 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly, and remove from heat.

  • Step 2.

    Heat 3 Tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, add in Hungry Planet Beef™ and mix with a spoon to break into crumbles. Cook beef until browned and heated through. Season with a little salt and pepper, and add sauce, water and cook for an additional 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Step 3.

    To serve, spoon 2 to 3 oz of your Sloppiest Joe mixture onto your favorite buns and enjoy.

  • Step 4.

    *Make a smoky and spicy version by adding 1 Tablespoon of chopped chipotles in adobo and fresh cilantro

  • Step 5.

    *Make a Korean style Sloppiest Joe by adding in 2 Tablespoons of Korean red pepper paste, and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil to your sauce. Top with vegan kimchi.

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