Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

You'll love this vegetarian version of sloppy joes with mushroom, peppers and onions. It's satisfying and healthy at the same time.


  • 1 pound portabella mushroom caps
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 med red pepper
  • 1/2 med green pepper
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 tbs light brown sugar
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme leaves

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Chop Mushrooms into small piece and add to a pot on med heat which is sprayed with cooking spray and let cook for 5-7min
  • Add Garlic, Onion, Peppers and season with salt and pepper, cook 5-7min.
  • Make sauce by adding Tomato Sauce, Brown Sugar, Vinegar and Worcestershire to a bowl and mixing together.
  • Add Tomato Paste to veggies and let cook 1-2 min.
  • Add sauce as let cook and thicken for 2 min.
  • Add Thyme and Red pepper flakes.
  • Serve on a bun with chopped pickles.

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  1. Hello.
    Your recipe sounds amazing. But I believe Worcestershire sauce is not vegetarian since it contains anchovies.

  2. Agree with Michelle. You might want to consider changing that to read "anchovy-free" Worcestershire Sauce. Not hard to find in most grocery stores over in the health food section.

    Also, I find adding a tiny bit of finely chopped carrot and finely chopped celery to the mix makes it sing! OMG, toe-curling good.

  3. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce Recipe


    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon pepper


    Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir thoroughly. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer 1 minute. Cool.
    Store in the refrigerator. Makes about 3/4 cup.