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Compliments of Diana Dyer, MS, RD

"PDQ Vegetarian Sloppy Joes"

I enjoy taking time to cook meals from scratch for my family.  However, there are days in which something is needed for supper really fast.  This recipe fits that bill.  Even though my family is not as vegetarian as I am, this is one dish they eat and don't really even know it's not ground beef.  If I do have some organic ground beef on hand (my grocery store carries Laura's Beef which is organic), it's easy to make two pans of the Sloppy Joes, one with meat and one vegetarian. 

  • 1/2 medium onion - chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 package Green Giant Harvest Burgers for recipes
  • 1/2 bottle your favorite BBQ sauce - approximately 1 cup
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup water


  • Brown the onions in the olive oil 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the package of Harvest Burgers for recipes.
  • Add the BBQ sauce and water and simmer until the veggie crumbles are thawed and enough water has evaporated to make a nicely thickened sauce.

Serves 4 easily.

Serve over a baked potato (can be done in the microwave while the Sloppy Joes are cooking) or in a whole grain bun with some other cooked veggies, salad (have your family make this), and fruit.  Voila - easy and fast and look at all the fruits and  vegetable servings you are eating with this meal!