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


  • 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


  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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