Best Ever Vegan Sloppy Joes Recipe

An easy recipe for vegan sloppy joes studded with red pepper and spiced up with paprika and cumin. Serve on a toasted bun with cream cheese and grated cheddar (vegan or veggie, it's up to you).

I've seen and heard people talking about sloppy joes for years. I've always planned to make them, but I never got around to it. I was stuck in that eternal loop. Don't those look good? I have to try them! Then nothing. I know, I know I should just get on with it.

I made them.

....and the crowd cheers!

And........ THEY. ARE. AWESOME!

They were easy to make and so tasty! It was such a treat.

I toasted my rolls and spread them generously with cream cheese (Violife of course darling!), filled them with lots of the savoury mince and topped it with some dairy-free cheddar. Mmmmmm! Of course if you are vegetarian feel free to use standard cream cheese and cheddar.


An easy recipe for vegan sloppy joes studded with red pepper and spiced up with paprika and cumin. Serve on a toasted bun with cream cheese and grated cheddar (vegan or veggie, it's up to you). #sloppyjoes #vegan #vegansloppyjoes #dairyfree #veggiemince

Veggie Mince


I use veggie mince a lot. Probably because I became veggie over 25 years ago and back then there weren't many options. I fell in love with it when my mother-in-law made me her veggie bolognaise and started using it myself to make shepherd's pie, cottage pie, chilli and of course her fabulous bolognaise.

Funnily enough I'm not keen on things pretending to be meat. I do eat vegan sausages and veggie mince, but don't expect me to go near anything described as veggie chicken, fish or deli slices. Ugh!

Ready Veggie.......... Go!


Vegan sloppy joes made with fresh M&S veggie mince

The veggie mince I used is part of a new vegetarian range from M&S called Ready Veggie...... Go!  It's vegan, high in protein, low in calories and gluten free. YEE HAW!

M&S are selling a great new selection of veggie and vegan dishes including edamame bean burgers, beetroot falafel and sweet potato sausages. I found them in the prepared vegetable chilled section rather than the vegetarian section, but that could change from store to store. Have a look in the prepared veg section first. You'll notice there is a few vegan options which is great.

Helen Seward, M&S Nutritionist: “M&S are customers are increasingly looking to include more plant based foods in their diets – whether they’re trying meat free Mondays, fish Fridays or following a more flexitarian approach to eating. According to our latest research, 1 in 5 M&S customer households are cooking for a flexitarian/vegetarian and around 60%M&S customers are eating less red meat.”


new vegetarian and vegan range from M&S including veggie mince, burgers, sausages and falafel

M&S have some nice veggie food for Christmas this year too. Add a selection of vegetables and gravy and you're in for one tasty Christmas!

Vegan M&S Christmas


VEGAN BUTTERNUT & BEETROOT FILO PARCELS - new vegan Christmas dish from M&S Food


2 VEGAN BUTTERNUT & BEETROOT FILO PARCELS

Individual filo pastry parcels with a layered filling of festive spiced red cabbage and beetroot topped with creamy squash and root vegetables. 350g £6

Vegetarian M&S Christmas


New Christmas vegetarian dishes from M&S Food

2 VEGETARIAN BAKED RICOTTA STACKS WITH MUSHROOMS, LEEKS & KALE

Baked ricotta stacks with mushrooms, leeks and kale in a creamy white wine sauce.  £6

2 VEGETARIAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SWEET POTATO ROSTI

Butternut squash and sweet potato rosti topped with roasted onion squash, red onion confit and feta, finished with a basil pesto drizzle. £6

SEASONAL SQUASH BAKE

This three squash bake includes butternut, kabocha and onion squash, in a creamy cheese and lentil sauce topped with provolone cheese and hazelnut crumb. £5

Sparks Card

A wee tip from me when you are in M&S, ask a member of staff to check your Sparks Card. They have a wee hand held machine now. They can check your offers and activate them for you. I got a great discount on my fruit and veg last time I was in. It's worth doing.  I also got a good discount on clothes for Cooper and got him some nice Christmas jammies (PJs) & cosy jammie case. Shhh! Don't tell him!

An easy recipe for vegan sloppy joes studded with red pepper and spiced up with paprika and cumin. Serve on a toasted bun with cream cheese and grated cheddar (vegan or veggie, it's up to you). #sloppyjoes #vegan #vegansloppyjoes #dairyfree #veggiemince

I hope you try my sloppy joes and let me know what you think. I loved them and hope you do to. From my home to yours!
Yield: 3-4 sloppy joes
An easy recipe for vegan sloppy joes studded with red pepper and spiced up with paprika and cumin. Serve on a toasted bun with cream cheese and grated cheddar (vegan or veggie, it's up to you). #sloppyjoes #vegan #vegansloppyjoes #dairyfree #veggiemince

Best Ever Vegan Sloppy Joes

An easy recipe for vegan sloppy joes studded with red pepper and spiced up with paprika and cumin. Serve on a toasted bun with cream cheese and grated cheddar (vegan or veggie, it's up to you).
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 30 mins

ingredients


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 large red pepper, finely chopped
  • 180g chilled veggie mince 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes 
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50ml/1/4 cup vegetable stock (1 vegetable stock cube)
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper

instructions


  1. In a large pan or frying pan, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft. 
  2. Add the chopped red pepper and cook gently for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the veggie mince and spices and stir to combine.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and cook on a medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until the savoury mince is thick and delicious!
  5. Serve on a toasted bun naked or with your favourite toppings.

notes

If you can't get hold of chilled veggie mince you can use dried or frozen soya mince. The dried will need more stock.
fat (grams)
7.6
calories
175
sugar (grams)
10.2
carbs (grams)
21.5
protein (grams)
10
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If you love food in buns like these sloppy joes, check out my ultimate sandwich guide.


Disclosure: I created this recipe to highlight the new range from M&S. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

Vegan Sausage Birra - a Crock-Pot recipe for slow cooking

Vegan Sausage Birra - a Crock-Pot recipe for slow cooking

What is a birra?


You may be asking what a birra is. I did. In fact I had to Google it to find out what a birra is and it turns out it's just a recipe containing beer. So it definitely sounds much fancier than it is.

What we have here is a sort of sausage stew. The sausages and onions are slow cooked in a spicy tomato beer sauce. It's actually really tasty.

I took a quick photo of it as you can see, before I lost the light. It gets dark so quickly at this time of year, doesn't it? It's the bane of food bloggers lives. Photos taken in artificial light are just awful (unless you have a properly equipped photography studio with expensive lights), so we always take our photos in daylight and there's just not enough of it in Scotland in November.

Once I'd finished taking my photos I popped the birra back in the slow cooker to keep warm while I cooked some potatoes and peas.

Well I say potatoes and peas, but I was too busy looking at my photos and left Graham to see to the potatoes. I totally forgot to remind him about the peas, so we just ate this sausage stew with mash. It was still comforting and very tasty, even without the veg.


Vegan Beetroot and Vanilla Sorbet Recipe

Vegan Beetroot and Vanilla Sorbet Recipe

Looks good doesn't it?

I love sorbet, don't you? It's a great vegan option and usually lower in calories than ice cream while still giving you that velvety iced treat. I quite like to serve a scoop of fruity sorbet with a dark chocolate ice cream although I'm also happy to eat the sorbet solo and often order it in restaurants. It's a refreshing end to a meal.

Veggie Haggis & Apple Bedfordshire Clangers

Veggie haggis & apple Bedfordshire clangers cut into to how the savoury and sweet fillings

Bedfordshire Clangers


Have you heard of them ? 

No? I'd never heard of them before last week. I've been following the Great British Bake Off  (did you see my roast vegetable, pasta and cream cheese pizza for Italian week and my dark chocolate magic pudding for pudding week?) and they tie in with this week's theme.

At the end of each week the next week's challenge is previewed. This week the theme is forgotten bakes or shall we say old fashioned bakes. like these Bedfordshire clangers.

Vegan Roast Vegetable, Pesto and Cream Cheese Pizza Recipe


I usually make my own pizza dough when I'm making a pizza from scratch, but I noticed my local supermarket have a fresh ready rolled pizza dough in their chilled section beside the pastry and decided to give it a go. 

Now I'm not saying I only ever make pizza from scratch, do any of us? 

Maybe if I was a stay at home mum. Nope, probably not even then. Each time I make pizza dough I think I should always make it fresh, but then reality kicks in.

I mostly buy chilled or frozen pizza for quick midweek meals and just pile them high with extra vegetables before cooking them and actually they are pretty good. Not quite as good as this freshly roasted vegetable, pesto and cream cheese pizza, but pretty good for a quick meal.

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