Sloppy Joes with Lentils Recipe

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This is a great dish when friends are coming over. With both ground beef and lentils, these sandwiches are extra hearty.—Paul Noetzel, Grafton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 to 8 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 272 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomato sauce, lentils, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until lentils are tender. Serve on buns. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sloppy Joes with Lentils in Taste of Home December/January 2001, p53

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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