Vegan BBQ Sandwiches

Vegan BBQ Sandwhich

Hearty, Full of texture, flavorful Vegan BBQ Sandwhich made with fresh, simple ingredients, naturally sweetened, and the are done in less than 30 minutes! Savory, smoky, perfectly sweet - a delicious plant-based meal!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Brielle Louise


  • 2-3 cups Ground Seitan
  • 1 cup 192 g vegetable
  • BBQ Mixture
  • 2 Tbsp 30 ml coconut oil
  • 1/2 of a white or yellow onion 55 g, minced (plus more for serving)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (1 Tbsp or 6 g)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced (60 g)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste You really don't need much salt
  • 1 15- ounce Vegan friendly BBQ
  • 1-2 Tbsp 12-24 g coconut sugar *completely optional
  • 1-2 Tbsp 15-30 ml vegan-friendly Worcestershire sauce* (like this brand)
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin plus more to taste
  • optional: pinch smoked or regular paprika
  • FOR SERVING optional
  • Gluten-free or whole-wheat hamburger buns*


  1. 1. To a small saucepan, add 1 cup vegetable broth and ground seitan

    2. Bring to a medium boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, or until

    well done and crunchy. Drain off any excess liquid and set aside.

    3. In the meantime, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, mushrooms or

    jackfruit ( I use both) , onion, garlic,and bell pepper. Season with a pinch each salt and pepper and stir to combine.

    4. Sautè for 4­5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the peppers and onions are tender and slightly


    5. Next add BBQ sauce, coconut sugar ( If I use honey BBQ I don't add any

    sugar) ,vegan worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, and paprika(optional). Stir to combine.

    6. Once the seitan is cooked and well done, add them to the skillet as well, and stir to combine.

    7. Continue cooking mixture on medium to low heat until completely warmed through and thick, stirring

    occasionally ­about 5­ minutes.

    8. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more chili powder and/or cumin for smokiness, salt for

    saltiness, coconut sugar for sweetness, or worcestershire for depth of flavor.

    9. Serve the mixture on toasted buns with sliced onion. Best when fresh, though leftover sloppy joe mixture

    will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave, or on the stovetop, adding water if the

    mixture has dried out.

Recipe Notes





  1. August 31, 2017 / 2:45 am

    Sounds so yummy I have to try this

    • Chioma
      August 31, 2017 / 4:15 am

      I will definitely have to try this!

  2. HeyMichsi
    August 31, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    These looks delicious! I make mine with mushrooms! It’s so good! Plus anything smothered in BBQ Sauce is alright in my book!

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