Sloppy Joes Lentil Style (Vegan)

Lentil Sloppy Joe

Lentil Sloppy Joe

Lentil Sloppy Joes

In the winter time I hate to go shopping.  And when I do I tend to run out of meat quickly.  So what is a person to do? Simple, start cooking more healthy meatless meals.  There are plenty of meals out there you can make.  And after a while you will never miss the meat.

This recipe is a neat twist on the traditional Sloppy Joe’s since it is made Vegan style using lentils.  Who says you can not eat meatless and still enjoy flavors you grew up with. And who needs meat really.  This is so yummy it is sure to become your go to recipe.

Ingredients for Lentil Sloppy Joes

There may be a long list of ingredients here, but this makes these bad boys nice and tasty. Adjust seasonings to your taste.

  • lentils (yellow used here, but brown, green, orange all work)
  • olive oil
  • finely chopped onions
  • finely chopped celery
  • minced garlic (or 3/4 tsp dry minced garlic)
  • ground black pepper
  • dried thyme
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • salt
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • brown sugar
  • dijon mustard
  • water
  • ketchup
  • Hamburger Buns

How To make Lentil Sloppy Joes

Lightly cook the onions and celery until soft, add garlic cook until fragrant then all all remaining ingredients and simmer until lentils are soft. Add additional water if needed or remove lid and allow excess water to boil off.  A simple one pot meal.

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Post edited 31 July 2018. Pictures added.

 

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Lentil Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joes Lentil Style (Vegan)
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This is a twist off the traditional Sloppy Joes because we are using lentils to replace the meat. Enjoy
Servings Prep Time
8 sandwiches 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 sandwiches 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Lentil Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joes Lentil Style (Vegan)
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This is a twist off the traditional Sloppy Joes because we are using lentils to replace the meat. Enjoy
Servings Prep Time
8 sandwiches 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 sandwiches 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: sandwiches
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Instructions
  1. Spread lentils out on a sheet and look over. Remove stones, stems and items which do not belong there. Rinse. Set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to a 2 quart sauce pot, heat on medium high. When hot add the chopped onions and celery. Cook until clear, stirring frequently. If using fresh garlic, add it now along with the spices and cook for 30 seconds until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook covered until the lentils are done about 20 to 45 minutes. Do not overcook. If necessary, add water to maintain a good consistency or remove the lid to allow water to boil off and the mixture to thicken up. Adjust seasonings as necessary.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns if desired.
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2 comments

  • Laura David

    I love your site Joe!! This is perfect for our meatless season, I’m making it tonight..thank you Joe!

    • Joseph

      I have made this once with the lentils. I usually make this with ground beef or into a chili. I do want to make it again soon with lentils and post some pictures.

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