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Lentil Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

14 servings

When I experimented with making more vegetarian-friendly recipes, this was one of my biggest hits—we still eat it weekly! My preschooler will always eat every bite of these tangy lentil joes. —Christina Rock, Covington, Washington
Lentil Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed
  • 5 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers and carrot; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Add broth and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Serve on buns.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 215 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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