Vegan Wimpies from Pennsylvania

Did you know that in the state of Pennsylvania,  Sloppy Joes are called Wimpies?

Yup. Fact.

Also, according to Wiki:

Sloppy joes are also referred to as:

  • Yum Yums in parts of the Midwest USA, particularly in Nebraska
  • Wimpies in parts of the Northeast USA, especially Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Slushburgers in parts of the Upper Midwest, particularly in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota
  • Barbecues in other areas of the Upper Midwest, and also in some parts of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Hot Tamales in parts of northeastern Wisconsin, particularly in the Sheboygan area despite the fact that tamales are a completely different food item.
  • Spanish Hamburgers in Kaukauna & parts of Little Chute Wisconsin. Locals refer to the separation of terminology as the “Spanish Hamburger Line”.
  • Taverns in parts of northwest Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
  • Sloppy Janes in parts of central Minnesota.
  • Steamers in parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
  • Gulash (not to be confused with Goulash) in parts of the Upper Midwest, especially in areas where people of Scandinavian heritage, boasting Viking roots, are prominent.
  • Dynamites in northern Rhode Island.
  • Manwich in parts of Northern New Jersey, after the popular name brand sauce, as a distinction from the local variant also known as a “sloppy joe.”
  • Victory burgers in parts of Canada, including Saskatchewan.
  • Juicy Burgers in Eastern Colorado.
  • Snot Burgers in Central Colorado.
  • “Finger Toes” in Maine.
  • “Sloppy Gedz” in the San Francisco Bay Area.


makes eight  Vege friendly wimpies

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cups salsa, medium heat
  • 1 pinch ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Braggs
  • 1 tablespoon brewers yeast
  • 2 tablespoon Maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups dry textured vegetable protein

  1. Add ingredients and simmer together for 20 minutes.

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