Mouthwatering Vegan Sloppy Joes

Olive oil, for frying
4 scallions (spring onions), chopped into 1/4-inch slices
2 baby chiles, finely chopped
16-oz. vegan beef crumbles or 1 cup cooked lentils
2 tsp. tomato paste
1 onion, very finely chopped
2 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce
1 Tbsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. chili powder
Salt, to taste
2 tsp. dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp. ketchup
1 cup finely chopped fresh or canned tomatoes
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat and fry half the scallions until slightly browned, then add the chiles and continue to fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegan beef crumbles and fry until browned.
  • Add the tomato paste, onion, sweet chili sauce, mustard, chili powder, salt, dark brown sugar, ketchup, tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and the remaining scallions and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and serve on a toasted bun (use vegan buttery spread on the bun, if desired). Enjoy!

Makes 2-4 servings.