Sloppy Joe Bowl


Being gluten free can sometimes be achallenge, especially when you're looking for bread that has the right taste, texture and holds up to being used in various ways. Although I've found that looking for local bakeries that make vegan and gluten free bread is the best route to go, sometimes it's just easier to go without and create dishes we love without the bun. Not to mention easier on the waller since it's still a specialty product and my usual loaf is about 7 dollars.

This Sloppy Joe bowl is a great summer time dinner, since you can also make it in the crockpot/slow cooker. Just dump in all the ingredients, set to low for 6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Cook the rice in a rice cooker and it's as hands free as it gets. I wrote down the stove top method below for those who dont have the kitchen equipement.

These past few days have been killer hot, so I'm trying to stay away from the oven and stove. This time of year is for banana ice cream and salads, or easy crock pot meals that I dont have to do much with. Although, I still venture in for a recipe or five when the mood strikes, I just come out of it looking like I ran a marathon through the Pacific...

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Sloppy Joe Bowl

The classic Sandwich in a hearty grain bowl with ton of fresh vegetables.



Prep Time
10 Minutes

Cooking Time
40 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup TVP granules - or cooked lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup no-beef broth
  • 2 medium carrots - sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper - diced
  • 2 large ribs of kale - chopped very well
  • 4 medium portobello mushrooms - diced
  • 1 large tomato - diced
  • 2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • S/P - to taste


  • Warm the broth and add the TVP or cooked lentils and set aside to soak.
  • Cook the rice according to the package.
  • In a large pan, saute with some water the carrots, peppers and kale for about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and tomatoes. Let cook covered for about 6 minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Simmer for the rest of the time that the rice cooks. I used brown rice so it simmered for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve over the rice.
  • Enjoy!