Sloppy Vegan Joes - Dump and Go Dinner

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Sloppy Vegan Joes - Dump and Go Dinner

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4 Servings
13 Ingredients
Although these Sloppy Vegan Joes don't come out looking like your traditional sloppy joes, I assure you that they are every bit as good and almost as messy. Perfect for a meatless meal or for over Lent, this is a quick, easy meal that will greet you with its delicious smell as you walk in the door at the end of a long day.
4 Servings
13 Ingredients


  • 1 ½ cups Lentils, Brown
  • 2 cups Brown Rice, Long-Grain
  • 15 ounces Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • 1 ½ cups Textured Vegetable Protein
  • 1 ¼ cups dice Onion
  • 1 ½ cups dice Carrot
  • ¾ cups Ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard, Yellow
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Marjoram
Serving Day Ingredients
  • 6 cups Water



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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide all ingredients besides water into indicated number of gallon freezer bags.
  2. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Slow Cooker

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: In fridge
  2. Place all ingredients in slow cooker and add water.
  3. Cook on high for 6-8 hours.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 6-8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

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  1. This was very good! My boyfriend liked it so much that he just ate it out of a bowl without bothering with the bun. He also thought it would be tasty as a lettuce wrap, so we will try that next time I make it. I couldn’t get all of it to fit in our crock pot at once, so I froze half for next time. We still had plenty of leftovers with two people.

    1. Thanks for the lettuce wrap idea! I hadn’t tried this recipe yet because I was wondering how to serve it without a bun, (alas, baby weight–I’m 39 wks pregnant) but thanks to your Green Joes suggestion now it’s in my menu for this month. Just in time with an easy assembly crockpot recipe. Cheers Stephanie!

    1. There is marjoram but there is tons of flavor with the vinegar, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce etc. Try it and if you feel it still needs a kick you can add what you’d like!

  2. I didn’t add this recipe to my monthly menu, but I added two others that had TVP. Does TVP show up in the shopping lists? It doesn’t show up in mine.

  3. The rice and lentils should be cooked PRIOR to mixing and freezing everything together, correct? So does the recipe call for 2 cups of dry rice or 2 cups of cooked rice? Same for the lentils?

    1. The recipe calls for dry rice and dry lentils which do not need to be cooked prior to freezing. All of our recipes will specifically state “cooked” in the ingredient list if an ingredient needs to be cooked before proceeding with the recipe.

    1. It’s a high protein soy product that is often used as a meat substitute. It can be found in most standard grocery stores, often in the health foods section, (Bob’s Red Mill is one brand), but if you can’t find it you should be able to ask a grocery store employee to help you locate it!

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