Tempeh sloppy joes with pickled jalapeños and tangy coleslaw

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Tempeh sloppy joes with pickled jalapeños and tangy coleslaw

Tempeh sloppy joes with pickled jalapeños and tangy coleslaw

Dairy-Free, Mediterranean, Vegan, Diabetes-Friendly, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 610 Calories/Serving

20–35 Minutes

These plant-based sloppy joes come together in just 20 minutes. Served with a tangy slaw tossed in our custom dressing, they make a great weeknight dinner. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ½ pound organic flax tempeh
  • Sunbasket coleslaw dressing base (onion - red wine vinegar - garlic)
  • 3 ounces organic shredded green or other cabbage
  • 2 ounces organic shredded carrots
  • 1 organic yellow onion
  • Sunbasket sloppy joe sauce base (tomatoes - coconut aminos - tomato paste - granulated garlic - chili powder - cumin - coriander)
  • 2 vegan whole wheat buns
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños (optional)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 610, Total Fat 24g (31% DV), Sat. Fat 3.5g (18% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 520mg (23% DV), Total Carb. 65g (24% DV), Fiber 18g (64% DV), Total Sugars 14g (Incl. 4g Added Sugars, 8% DV), Protein 34g
Contains: Tree Nuts (coconut), Wheat, Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt " + "per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility " + "that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, " + "Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Start the tempeh

  • Pat the tempeh dry with a paper towel. Crumble or cut the tempeh into ¼-inch pieces.

In a large frying pan, combine the tempeh and 1 cup [2 cups] water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the tempeh and transfer to a plate. Wipe the pan dry. While the tempeh is boiling, prepare the coleslaw.


Make the coleslaw

In a large bowl, stir or whisk together the coleslaw dressing base and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil. Add the cabbage and carrots and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Finish the sloppy joe filling

  • Peel and coarsely chop enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].

In the same pan used to soften the tempeh, warm 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tempeh, sloppy joe sauce base, and 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] water and cook until the sauce has thickened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, heat the buns.


Toast the buns

  • Brush the cut sides of the buns with 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil.

In a dry medium [large] frying pan, place the buns, cut sides down, and cook over medium-high heat until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Alternatively, toast them in a toaster oven.


Place the bun bottoms, cut sides up, on individual plates and top with the sloppy joe filling. Spoon on the coleslaw and top with as many pickled jalapeños as you like. Close with the bun tops. Serve any remaining coleslaw on the side.

Kids Can!
  • Pat the tempeh dry and crumble.
  • Measure the water for the tempeh.
  • Make the coleslaw.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Brush the buns with oil.