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Lentil "Sloppy Joes"

recipes Aug 05, 2017

Looking for some yummy meatless meals to add to your mix? I was a vegetarian for 12 years and used to live off lentils, beans and legumes! This recipe is similar to my lentil tacos, but makes a great “sloppy joe” alternative! It does have a little more of a chili taste, but you could experiment with adding more tomato paste into the mix!  

Mushrooms are a great source of Vitamin D, a low-starchy vegetable, anti-inflammatory properties, and rich in many vitamins & minerals!
If you aren't a fan of mushrooms, this one isnt a very "mushroom-y" dish, the sloppy joe mix takes over. Chop the mushrooms very small to help disguise them.


Lentil "Sloppy Joes"

  • 2 Tbs avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils, washed
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Sloppy joe seasoning packet
  • 2 cups + water

Add oil, onion, mushrooms, lentils to large skillet. Turn on medium- low heat. 

Add all remaining ingredients, adding water 1/2 cup at a time. Keep on low heat until lentils have softened, 15-20 minutes. 

Add more water as needed, as lentils will absorb the water to continue to soften. 

Lentils should hold their shape, but not be crunchy. 

Serve over sprouted toast with a side of veggies! 

The seasoning packet I chose had more of a ‘chili’ taste than a sloppy joe, but it was still delicious!

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