This idea comes from a good friend of ours. It is such a simply genius idea and it makes for a filling, carb-rich meal.

We love sloppy joes, and would have never thought of this. But taking our potato addiction into consideration, we had to take this idea and veganize it!

Serves – 4


Potatoes – 4

Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) – 4 cups dry

Barbecue Sauce – 1/2 cup

Can of tomato paste – 6oz

Water – 6 oz

Onion powder – 3 tsp

Fresh Garlic – 3-4 chopped cloves

Salt – 2 tsp

Pepper – 1 tsp

Paprika – 2 tsp

Coconut Aminos – 4 tbsp


  1. Start the baked potatoes, as those take the longest. We use our air fryer, but obviously a conventional oven works just fine.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. In another pot, add your TVP with a small amount of oil.
  3. Once the water comes to a boil, add it to the TVP. It will absorb the water and create a texture that is very close to ground hamburger. Then add the spices, barbeque sauce, garlic, and any other peppers you would like.
  4. When the potatoes are done baking, slap as much of the TVP as you can fit in it. Top it off with some sour cream, some chives, vegan bacon bits, whatever your inner-fat-kid’s heart desires!

We’re obsessed with this…

It’s running season, so we’ve been eating lots of carbs.

As if we don’t eat a ton of carbs at any time! I’m going to begin to label myself as a “carbivore.”

2 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe Baked Potato Recipe

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    1. Branden says:

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