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)
finely chopped onions
finely chopped celery
minced garlic (or 3/4 tsp dry minced garlic)
ground black pepper
Red Wine Vinegar
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.
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
Spread lentils out on a sheet and look over. Remove stones, stems and items which do not belong there. Rinse. Set aside.
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.
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.