The one and only Sloppy Joe

sloppy joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beefonionstomato sauce or ketchupWorcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburgerbun. The dish originated in the United States during the early 20th century. It’s not sure who named like this for the first time but apparently was a restaurant. Marilyn Brown, director of the consumer test kitchen at H.J. Heinz in Pittsburgh, says their research at the Carnegie Library suggests that the sloppy joe’s origins lie with the “loose meat sandwiches” sold in Sioux City, Iowa, in the 1930s and were the creation of a cook named Joe. (from Wikipedia)


Vegetable Broth
Tomato Sauce
Tomato Pure
Liquid Smoke
Vegan  Worcestershire sauce
Green Pepper
Brown Sugar
Soy sauce
Burger Bun

Vegan Cheese (optional)

Let’s make it the Sloppy Joe

Start by hydrating the soy by pouring a cup of soy in a large bowl. Then add the same quantity of hot water or better vegetable stock. Let it cool down. And then squeeze out the excess water.
Meanwhile it cools down, chop an onion and do the same with a third of a pepper. As well, mince a garlic clove. Sequently, place a non-sticky pan on the stove and heat up 2 table-spoon of extra virgin olive oil. Then add the garlic, onion and pepper in cubes and cook until tender. At this point it’s time to add the hydrated soy, stir well and add the spices.

One table spoon of paprika, and brown sugar, salt and pepper. Then add the wet ingredients: a table spoon of mustard, tomato pure, ketchup, some drops of liquid smoke and soy sauce and vegan Worcestershire sauce. Stir everything well together and cook for a bit. At last add abundant tomato sauce to reach that red color.

I added some vegan cheese on top of the sloppy and let it melt slowly, this is totally optional.

Slice a brioche bun and spread some vegan butter. Toast it on a pan.
Assemble you sloppy joe by adding the soy meat and your hot sauce of choice.

Let me know if you enjoy this Sloppy Joe and and if you want to see more burger recipes, I have already a few in mind for the future. Stay tuned for more recipes. 

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