Mushroom Sloppy Joes (Vegan)

Recipe by: Jerry James Stone | Written May 2, 2016

After making mushroom meat tacos, I said to myself, “self, you should make more mushroom meat meals!” I was just so happy with the texture and how filling it was, that mushroom meat is my new thing.


2 pounds mushrooms
1 red bell pepper
½ red onion
1 ½ cups ketchup
6 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon mustard
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons Tobasco sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 Kaiser rolls

Total Time:

40 minutes

25 minutes
15 minutes
8 servings 
Recipe Type:
  1. Trim mushroom stems and then chop them into a small dice. Yes, this is a total fucking pain. So you may want to double the recipe. But I don't blame you for cursing my name while doing this. 

  2. Dice red onion and red pepper. Mince garlic. 

  3. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large sauté pan and warm it over a medium-high heat. Add in the onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook for a minute, just so that the mixture is aromatic. 

  4. Add in chopped mushrooms in batches. You may still be cursing my name. The key here is to not crowd the pan. A crowded pan will cause more liquid to accumulate and make the mushrooms soggy. Once one batch cooks down, keep adding in more. 

  5. Cook until the mushrooms are reduced in size by at least a half. 

  6. Add in the ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, mustard, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine. If you like your Joes saucy, you may want to adjust this part of the recipe by 25%. 

  7. Cook until the mixture is well combined and hot. 

  8. Serve on a Kaiser roll. Then motorboat the heck out of these guys, they are hella good! 



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Jerry James Stone

Food pornographer, full-time vegetarian, pointy beard enthusiast, and I say 'hella' too much. Founder and creator of Cooking Stoned.

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