Elevate Your Sandwich Game with Homemade Portobello Mushroom Sloppy Joes

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines savory flavors with wholesome ingredients? Look no further than our Homemade Portobello Mushroom Sloppy Joes recipe! Bursting with umami-rich Portobello mushrooms, hearty vegetables, and a tangy-sweet sauce, these sloppy joes are a delicious twist on a classic comfort food favorite. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or enjoying a cozy meal at home, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more. Read on to discover how to make these mouthwatering Portobello mushroom sloppy joes, along with helpful tips, nutritional information, and Smart WW points to keep you on track with your wellness goals.


For the Portobello Mushroom Filling:

  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms, stems removed and caps diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 can (15 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (vegan if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving:

  • Hamburger buns or sandwich rolls
  • Optional toppings: sliced avocado, pickles, vegan cheese, lettuce


  1. Prepare the Portobello Mushroom Filling:
    • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
    • Add the diced Portobello mushrooms, bell pepper, carrot, and celery to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Make the Sloppy Joe Sauce:
    • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, maple syrup or brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  3. Assemble the Sloppy Joes:
    • Toast the hamburger buns or sandwich rolls if desired. Spoon a generous portion of the Portobello mushroom filling onto each bun. Top with optional toppings such as sliced avocado, pickles, vegan cheese, or lettuce.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the homemade Portobello mushroom sloppy joes immediately, accompanied by your favorite side dishes or a crisp salad. Enjoy the savory flavors and hearty textures with each bite!

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 Sloppy Joe (without bun or toppings)
  • Calories: 120
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 310mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 4g

Smart WW Points:

  • Each serving of the Portobello mushroom sloppy joe filling is calculated to be 3 SmartPoints. Be mindful of additional points for hamburger buns or toppings.

Useful Information:

  • To make this recipe gluten-free, serve the Portobello mushroom filling on gluten-free hamburger buns or sandwich rolls.
  • Leftover Portobello mushroom filling can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Experiment with different toppings and additions to customize your Portobello mushroom sloppy joes to your liking.