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Sloppy Joes

Ketchup, onion, and chili perfectly season this vegan spin on an American classic.


2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) margarine or water

1/2 cup minced onion

1/2 cup minced green bell pepper

1 lb. firm tofu, patted dry and mashed

6 Tbsp. ketchup

6 Tbsp. chili sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

Pepper to taste

4 burger buns, lightly toasted


• Heat the margarine or water in a large skillet over medium heat.

• Add the onion and green pepper, and sautè or boil until the vegetables are well cooked, about 5 minutes.

• Add the mashed tofu and sautè for another 15 minutes, until the tofu is completely cooked.

• Add the ketchup, chili sauce, salt, and pepper and continue to cook over low heat until the mixture is heated through. Add a little water if the mixture is too dry.

• Spoon onto lightly toasted burger buns.

Makes 4 servings.

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