Red Lentil Sloppy Joes

 

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This is a great version of a sloppy joe which is vegan friendly and sure to impress the carnivore also. By using lentils you are making sure it is protein-packed and the sauce makes it so that the meat-lovers are happy also

 

 

Red Lentil Sloppy Joes – Relay Living

Red Lentil Sloppy Joes

Serves: 4


Prep time: 20 minutes


Cook/assembly time: 15-20 minutes



Vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free, dairy free



Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups red lentils, prepared
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 – 2/3 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 -1 Carmen or red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 
1 jalepeno, finely chopped
  • 
1/2 cup ketchup
  • 
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (if vegan, make sure you’re using a vegan brand!)
  • 
1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of cayenne

Directions:

  1. If you did not prepare the sloppy joe sauce beforehand, whisk together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, vinegar, and cayenne. Add lentils and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium low heat. Sauté onion for 3-5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add Carmen or bell pepper and jalepeno, sautéing for 3-5 minutes longer.
  3. Add lentil and sauce mixture, warming over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Serve on whole wheat or gluten free buns with a side salad or leftover roasted vegetables.

This is a great recipe and sure to please any member of your family. Enjoy!

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