Mushy Joes (Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin) (Meatless Monday)

Mushroom Sloppy Joes recipe, meatless, no ketchup,

Mushy Joes – Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin

Today’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Mushy Joes. Mushy Joes are Sloppy Joes Meatless cousin; the same flavor, the same texture, the same sloppy deliciousness, without the meat. 

Who doesn’t love a Sloppy Joe? So for Meatless Monday I decided to come up with a meatless version using mushrooms instead of ground beef.

Just as simple to prepare, Mushy Joes are ready for the table in under 30 minutes. I coarsely chopped a combination of white button and baby Portobello mushrooms. They were sautéed in a skillet with a bit of olive oil, onions, sweet bell peppers, and garlic. Once all of the vegetables were soft, I added tomatoes with green chilies, tomato paste and sauce, Worcestershire sauce, a dash of Tabasco, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.

You cannot get easier, or more tasty. Do try them!


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Mushy Joes (Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin) (Meatless Monday)
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Serves: 6
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ pounds mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 -10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies (drained well)
  • 1 - 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco (or your favorite hot sauce - this seems like a lot, but it isn't too hot at all)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Hamburger buns
  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the olive oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and stir to combine.
  3. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and continue to saute for another minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes with chilies, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire and Tabasco.
  6. Stir to combine.
  7. Add salt, ground black pepper and crushed red peppers, to taste
  8. Simmer to thicken, about 5 minutes.
  9. Serve hot on hamburger buns.


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight.

I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I’m gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading…and commenting! P~

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2 Responses to Mushy Joes (Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin) (Meatless Monday)

  1. This is a wondrous meatless Monday idea!! 🙂

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