Veggie sloppy Joe's

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

A vegetarian (also vegan and gluten-free) version of everyone’s favorite messy sandwich!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 8 oz. white button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (srirachi or otherwise)
  • For serving: whole wheat sandwich rolls


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers and saute for 3-5 minutes, until tender.
  2. Add the garlic and mushrooms and saute for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, until the sauce has reduced a bit.
  4. Turn off heat and load up your sandwiches!

Recipe Notes

Don’t like it spicy? Just leave out the jalapeño pepper and skip the hot chili sauce. These will still have tons of great flavor!
Also, if you are a vegetarian, you'll need to use an anchovy-free Worcestershire sauce. Trader Joe's and other retailers carry this and there are also kosher versions that don't have anchovies and would be vegetarian.

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