A childhood classic, made with tempeh instead of beef. For those with a fatty liver, eating soy protein may help alleviate some of the symptoms of fatty liver disease.*
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 large onion, minced
- 16 ounces packaged tempeh
- 1 green bell pepper, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- Four lightly toasted hamburger buns
- Heat a large pan over medium heat, add oil and onion cooking until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
- Crumble the tempeh into the pan and cook, while stirring, until golden brown.
- Once tempeh is golden, add the pepper and garlic, cooking another 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients (except the buns) and simmer 10-15 minutes.
- Spoon hot Sloppy Joe mixture onto the lightly toasted hamburger buns and serve.
*Soy protein alleviates symptoms of fatty liver disease, study suggests – University of Illinois researchers have shown how soy protein could significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signaling pathway in the organ.