Healthy Sloppy Joes with Tempeh

Healthy Sloppy Joes with Tempeh

Serves 4



  • 7 oz Crumbles Tempeh (May also substitute for Ground Turkey)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Jalapeños
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 Sprigs Green Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (if you so not like spicy, skip the red pepper flakes)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Head of Butter Lettuce


  1. In large pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil, chopped belle pepper, minced garlic, chopped onion, chopped green onion (save 2 tablespoons for garnish) and diced jalapeño (save one for garnish). Saute until onions are a light golden brown (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add in crumbles tempeh and water. Cook until water gets evaporated.
  3. Add in tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, mustard, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Wash the butter lettuce and lay them out on a serving dish. I like using my Annieglass Roman Antique Four Point Bowl
  6. Using a spoon, scoop the filling (about 1 1/2 spoon full) to each. Garnish with chopped green onions and sliced jalapeños.
  7. Enjoy!
Submit your review

Create your own review

Create With Kendra
Average rating:  
 0 reviews

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.