Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 pound frozen Tater Tots (about 5 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 14 -ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce (such as Heinz)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices white cheddar cheese
  • Bread-and-butter pickles, for topping
Directions
  • Preheat the oven and bake the Tater Tots as the label directs. Toss with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder; season with salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, crumble the tofu on a paper towel-lined plate. Mix the ketchup and chili sauce in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the tofu, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup of the ketchup sauce and 1/3 cup water; simmer until thickened, 2 minutes.

  • Place the bottom buns on a baking sheet. Top with the tofu mixture, the remaining ketchup sauce and the cheese. Bake until the cheese melts, 3 minutes. Add the pickles and top buns. Serve with the Tater Tots.

  • Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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