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Soy Sloppy Joes

Soy Sloppy Joes

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 medium green pepper
  • 12-16 oz. package of textured vegetable protein
  • *2 suggested brands are Gimme Lean® and Yves®
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red pepper
  • 16 oz. pizza sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • Hamburger buns (preferably whole grain)

In a skillet, cook the peppers and onion in the oil until soft (5-6 minutes). Add the vegetable protein and increase the heat to brown off. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. May need to use a spatula to break up the granules as one would do with ground beef. Add the pizza sauce, cumin and chili powder, stirring occasionally until hot and flavors blended, about 3 minutes. Serve the sloppy joe’s mixture on the hamburger bun or in a tortilla as a wrap.

Per serving of Sloppy Joe mixture: 126 calories; 13g protein; 5g fat, 3g fiber, 630mg sodium

Nutritional Counseling at the Abramson Cancer Center

Nutritional counseling is offered to patients at the Abramson Cancer Center through the Tracey Birnhak Nutritional Counseling Program. Our dietitians provide sound nutritional advice to people with cancer, and specialize in creating nutritional plans that fit with your treatment plan, and lifestyle.

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