- 2 cups Meatless Ground
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 0.5 cups, chopped Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 0.5 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 0.5 teaspoon Smoked Paprika Powder
- 0.3 cups BBQ Sauce
- 0.25 cups Water
- 4 Burger Buns
- Red Onion Slices
- Pickled Jalapeños
A tall, juicy, sweet and smokey vegan sloppy joe on a soft bun!
Meat alternative are all the rage these days.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the Beyond Burger or seitan but have you tried Smart Ground?
These meatless grounds that look and taste very much like meat are usually made from pea or soy protein.
Most vegan options taste great and there is a good variety to choose from.
Some taste very much like real meat though I prefer the one that takes on whatever seasoning I like to pair it with.
For these vegan sloppy joes, I had to go BBQ sauce.
It is such a classic and reminds me of being a kid in summer camp!
To balance that sweet and smokey flavor, I love adding raw red onion and pickled jalapeño.
The raw red onion adds color and freshness and the jalapeño adds a bit of spicy.
Most burger buns are vegan but do check the ingredient list as some contain milk and other animal products.
If you make this vegan sloppy joe recipe, please leave your review in the comment section below.
Make The BBQ Meatless Ground
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Next, add the chopped onions and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally.
Lower the heat to medium then add the meatless ground, minced garlic, salt and smoked paprika. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Lower the heat to medium-low and add the BBQ sauce and water. Stir and cook for a few minutes.
Build The Sloppy Joes