Thai Sloppy Joes


These spicy sandwiches need no garnish to be satisfyingly delicious, but you could add freshness and crunch by topping them with watercress or arugula, a tomato slice, a few fresh basil leaves, and some chopped dry-roasted peanuts.

  • 4Servings


  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. tempeh, crumbled
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2–3 tsp. Thai red curry paste
  • 4 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns


Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes. Add tempeh, and cook 3 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Stir in coconut milk and curry paste. Simmer 10 minutes, or until liquid is mostly absorbed, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar and lime juice. Simmer 2 minutes more.

STORE/SERVE Cool to room temperature, and refrigerate in airtight container up to 5 days, or freeze up to 3 months. If frozen, thaw overnight in refrigerator. Reheat with 1/4 cup water over medium-low heat, and fill each bun with 1/2 cup Sloppy Joe mixture.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 347
  • Carbohydrate Content: 40 g
  • Fat Content: 15 g
  • Fiber Content: 9 g
  • Protein Content: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 248 mg
  • Sugar Content: 10 g