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Sloppy Steves

What you need: 

1 lb firm tofu, frozen overnight, squeezed dry, and crumbled (you can also do this without
freezing, just squeeze dry and crumble)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red or green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
2 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari sauce
1.5 cups ketchup
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar or sucanat or molasses
1 tablespoon vinegar (red or white)
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Your favorite hot sauce to taste
black pepper to taste
buns or bread or rice

What you do: 

Crumble tofu into non stick frying pan (or use an oil spray, or a little oil). Add onion, pepper, and nutritional yeast. Saute all three until tofu begins to brown (this part takes a while, but you don't need to brown if you don't want to). Add other ingredients, except buns. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring.
Serve on vegan bread or rice or buns.
Notes: you can add minced or grated carrot, leave out the vegetables, add minced celery, adjust the sweetening, whatever...

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I followed Bruce's suggestions as well, and though I think it was still a bit too sweet for me, these came out pretty good. As previously stated, I was a bit nervous about trying this and was pleasantly surprised. I don't really remember what meat sloppy-joes taste like so I'm not sure if it'll hit the craving for that, but you definitely get a tasty sandwich.  Next time, I'm going to try to counteract the sweetness a bit and possibly even substitute some lentils for the tofu (personal preference). This is definitely a helpful recipe to work with, though, thanks!!

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Yum, yum, yum!  I followed Bruce's tweaks and loved this recipe - the flavor is well-rounded and I enjoyed these much more than I thought I would.  Thanks for posting/sharing!

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This recipe is delicious!  I used diced tomatoes in place of ketchup, as it seems many people did, and added chipotle peppers.  It was a bit thin (as can be expected) but delicious all the same.

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I've made this many times but have not reviewed it yet somehow.  We like it quite alot with Bruce's suggestions in the second review.  Our favorite way to eat them is subbing navy beans for the tofu.  Very easy and delicious way to get dinner on the table in less than 1/2 hour.  Also, the recipe lends itself well to the sneaky incorporation of finely chopped vegetables (even green leafy veggies!).

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this recipe was fantastic! i used tempeh in place of the tofu, added minced carrot, sun dried tomatoes, celery and garlic to the mixture. i omitted the sweetener completely and added some bragg's and vegan worsesterchire sauce. fantastic!!!!

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hhhhaaa. ive only ever seen one brand-- lee & perrins.

Bulldog brand worchesterchire is vegan, you can find it in asian groceries ^^ But braggs or soy is probably healthier  ;)

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Just Lovely!

I replaced the tofu with two cups of ground nuts (soy allergy in the house) and it tastes delicious!
(I'm tempted to sneak a sandwich now, before anyone else can eat it all up!)

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oh thats right. ::) hhhhaaa. ive only ever seen one brand-- lee & perrins. how uneducated i am!  :-[ no offense was intended!! :) anyway, i didnt realize it had the little guys in it until i actually the bottle! i found it disturbing but intensely amusing-- just didnt want anyone to make the same mistake! ;D

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akimsey-- i dont want to sound uberobsessive or preachy or anything so please please please please dont take this the wrong way-- what kind of worcestershire sauce do you use? most have anchovies in the mix! :-\

I used soy sauce instead but they do make vegan worcestershire sauces  :)

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akimsey-- i dont want to sound uberobsessive or preachy or anything so please please please please dont take this the wrong way-- what kind of worcestershire sauce do you use? most have anchovies in the mix! :-\

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