Lentil Sloppy Joes - Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Recipe
Sloppy and delicious, these Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes are made using pantry essentials including meaty lentils and a tangy tomato sauce. Easy to make, freezer-friendly, and ready in just 30 minutes, serve these vegetarian sloppy joes sandwiched between a toasted bun with pickled red onions and a side of baked sweet potato fries.
Servings: 8 Sloppy Joes
For the Lentils
Add lentils to a fine-mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove any dust and dirt. Transfer to a medium-sized pot. Fill with 6 cups of water (or vegetable broth).
Bring water to a boil over high heat. As soon as it starts to boil, immediately reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, or al dente.
Drain the lentils in a fine-mesh strainer and set aside.
For the Lentil Sloppy Joes
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring often, until soft - approximately 6-8 minutes. Add the garlic and season with Italian seasoning. Continue to cook for 30 seconds, stirring continuously.
Add the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and ketchup to the onions. Mix well and add the lentils to the sauce. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste, and serve on your favorite toasted hamburger bun.
Nutritional information does not include the hamburger bun.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- This vegetarian lentil sloppy joe mixture can be frozen! Allow mixture to cool completely before transferring to freezer-friendly bags or containers. Freeze for up to 4 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 4mg