Veggie Sloppy Joes

My family loves this recipe!! It originally called for kidney beans, but I found them to be chewy and too big. I switched to using a white bean and it works much better. We don’t miss the meat in these sloppy joes.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (or more if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or more if desired)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Cannellini , great northern or navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8  rolls or buns


  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, brown sugar and pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in  beans, and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon bean mixture evenly on to rolls/buns and replace tops. Serve immediately.

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