Nothing like a classic meal that brings you back to your childhood and makes you feel young again. Making these vegan Chickpea Sloppy Joes couldn’t be any easier either! Comes together in 25 minutes or less, this protein-packed dinner is bursting with flavor and hidden veggies. It’s the perfect meal for every member of your family, not just your little ones.
Comes together in 25 minutes, these protein-packed vegan chickpea Sloppy Joes are bursting with flavor and hidden veggies; perfect for your little ones.Print
Vegan Sloppy Joes (with Baked Onion Rings)
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 4 Sloppy Joes 1x
- 2 can chickpeas
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 can diced tomatoes, pureed (or 1 can tomato sauce)
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbs. vegan worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 3 dashes hot sauce
- 4 gluten-free buns OR you can use cabbage/lettuce leafs as a substitution
- Drain 1 can of chickpeas. Put into a bowl and mash with a fork (don’t worry if it is not all mashed–pictured above).
- Drain the 2nd can of chickpeas and stir into the mashed mixture. Set aside.
- Puree the can of tomatoes in a food processor (or just open the can of tomato sauce–i didn’t have sauce so i got creative with what i had and it turned out fabulous).
- In a large skillet, heat up 1-2 Tbs oil at medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. When they have tenderized, add the chickpeas. Let it warm up for 5 minutes.
- Add tomato sauce/puree, sugar, spices and red pepper. Stirring often, let it heat up for a good 10-15 minutes
- Place on a gluten-free bun or lettuce leaf (Sloppy Joe Wraps!) and serve.
They’ll make you wanna do cartwheels, they’re that good. It might even bring you back to your “Smurfs” cartoon-watching days. This is definitely going on the menu rotation–what a hit! You can thank me later for this. Currently accepting gifts of lavish nature and checks written out to C-a-r-a…
I’ve made this many times! Super easy, yummy, and flexible.
I made these onion rings last night along side the black bean sliders and they both were OUT OF THIS WORLD! the onion rings were some of the best i’ve ever had (my husband agreed!). i used crushed up Rice cereal instead of bread crumbs and added some dry herbs to the mix. they get so crunchy and awesome in the oven….yum!!! i will definitely be making these again! so easy and so much better than the stuff in the frozen section 🙂
I made these sloppy joes for dinner last night and they were SO delicious! My husband walked in the door after work and said “Manwich?” Ha! No, but close, and so much better! Thanks for a great recipe–we will definitely be adding it to our rotation!
Cannot wait to make these onion rings…Gratitude is heading your way in huge doses.
Hopefully no one else will be sharing these with you because I swear, you will want to eat all of them by yourself 😉
i love both chickpeas and greenpeas, although chickpeas has that distinctive nutty taste that i like.;
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I love your attitude about making gluten-free things! Why be told it’s not possible? Isn’t that what they told all the great inventors? I’m just beginning to mess around with g.f. things and I haven’t been overly impressed. The hardest thing? Trying to make things “whole grain” so that they aren’t just starches and white floury kinds of things. I just keep trying to make them work. You have inspired me to keep trying! Thanks.
That is a very difficult undertaking at first, but I think you will find it easier and easier to attain the whole grain taste! Have you checked out Gluten Free Girl’s blog? She has some real wonderful resources for gf grains and mixes that are low in the starch/white flours. Definitely keep trying! It is the ony way, like you said, that we learn 🙂 Much love, Pixie! xo
I haven’t checked out her website, although I did pick up her cookbook at the library this week. I haven’t gotten passed their love story at the beginning! 😀
Thanks for the encouragement.
I have made your baked onion rings recipe & they tasted fabulously & amazing! 🙂 xxx
Aren’t they SO good? Those are seriously one of my favorite things to make…okay, eat 🙂 I am so happy that you like them!
are you kidding me with this blog???? u r a freaking genius! and i seriously cannot wait to try those onion rings!!
sherry–haha. thank you!!! i guess i didn’t do too bad after all with the genetic pool from which we were given 🙂