Recipe By KDCG
Published Jun 20th
Unsloppy Joes
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 204.4

Not guaranteed to be a completely unsloppy experience, but these filled kaiser rolls come close.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 kaiser rolls

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper, and garlic: saute until tender. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, tomato paste, vinegar, and pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Stir in kidney beans, and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Cut a 1/4 inch slice off the top of each kaiser roll; set aside. Hollow out the center of each roll, leaving about 1/2 inch thick shells; reserve the inside of rolls for other uses.
  4. 4 Spoon bean mixture evenly into rolls and replace tops. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 204.4
  • Carbohydrate 34.6 g
  • Fat 3.9 g
  • Fiber 5.8 g
  • Protein 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sodium 488.8 mg
  • Sugar 3.4 g


  1. This was good but way more like a veggie chili than a sloppy joe. I loved how inexpensive it was. I already had the spices onion and celery bought everything else and some nice big wheat rolls for around 8.00. It also went well in a wheat pita for smaller portions. Also it was just - Read more ...
  2. "The best vegetarian food I have EVER tasted"..."A meat lover's perfect non-meat meal"... those were some of the wonderful things my boyfriend was saying as he was eating his. He was almost in shock at how great they were (he's a carnivore at heart). I thought they were spectacular as well... and being a vegetarian - Read more ...
  3. This is great! Even my carnivore husband found them delicious and has asked for them again. I play around with the spices to suit our tastes. I add more chili powder and a couple of dashes worcestershire sauce to darken the flavor. I also leave out the celery since we hate celery. I serve it - Read more ...
  4. My fiance and I really enjoyed this... but I made some changes based on what other reviewers said. First of all I made 16 servings instead of 8 and froze half. It froze and reheated really well! I would definitely recommend this. It is so easy to go ahead and double the recipe and a - Read more ...
  5. I doubled the recipe oh my way much more than needed. Good recipe. I gave 5 stars as it is hard to find healthy recipes that taste pleasing. This is one and it deserves 5 stars. I added a bit of tomato puree as i wanted a stronger tomato flavor and cut back a bit - Read more ...
  6. This recipe was delicious and very filling. All the other vegetarian Sloppy Joe recipes I tried had TVP or veggie ground round and they were too rich and not filling. I think the 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder in the recipe was too much; next time I'll reduce it to 1 1/2 teaspoons. The - Read more ...
  7. Made this a couple of nights ago and yes it IS delish! I didn't have any kaiser rolls though so we just ate them on wheat buns like normal sloppy joes. My dad couldn't put his finger on it but he's never tasted anything quite like this stuff. I'm surprised at how spicy it was-- - Read more ...
  8. I made this dish for a lunch get together with a bunch of moms and it received rave reviews. I served it over rice and lessened the chili powder to 1 tbsp. I prefer it over the real sloppy joe anyday.