Lentil Sloppy Joes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #39750

October 31, 2022

Categories: Sandwiches

"This is really tasty and a good option if you want to skip meat and/or eat healthier. My husband who was feeling questionable when I was making this, surprisingly loved it. Also, great to serve during Lent!"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (270.8 g)
  • Calories 396.2
  • Total Fat - 14.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 74.2 mg
  • Sodium - 6020.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.8 g
  • Sugars - 11.9 g
  • Protein - 32.9 g
  • Calcium - 53.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the lentils in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until tender, about 30 - 35 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper and saute until the onions are translucent and the pepper is tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and green chiles and cook about 1-2 more minute(s). Stir in the next 11 ingredients; tomato sauce - 1/2 cup water. Mix well, then add the lentils. Distribute the sauce and lentils until all are evenly distributed. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt to taste, IF needed. Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 15 or so minutes.

Step 3

Butter both sides of the hamburger buns. Toast on a hot cast-iron griddle or skillet until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4

Serve sloppy joes on toasted buns, topped with sliced avocado and pickles on the side, if using.


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