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Spicy Sloppy Joes With Tempeh

This flavorful, easy-to-make entrée swaps tempeh for the traditional ground beef, with lots of garlic and onions simmered in a rich tomato sauce. Our version is pleasantly spicy; skip the jalapeño pepper to dial down the heat. Serve it with a side salad of arugula, avocado cubes, and pumpkin seeds for extra prostate protection.

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  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced 
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 package tempeh, crumbled
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 Tbs. ketchup
  • 1 Tbs. regular or vegan Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 tsp. mustard 
  • 4 gluten-free or whole-grain hamburger buns


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper ,and jalapeño , and cook 2 minutes, or until just tender. Stir in tempeh, and cook for 5–7 minutes longer, until tempeh is lightly browned, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  2. Stir in garlic, tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 7 minutes, until vegetables are cooked through and flavors are blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Place bottom half of each bun on four individual plates. Divide sloppy joe mix between roll bottoms. Cover with bun tops and serve immediately.