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Lentils in Sloppy Joe Sauce

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"Quick, vegetarian alternative to traditional sloppy joes. Eat on english muffins or rolls with or without cheese."
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30 m servings 168
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heal oil in a deep skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green bell pepper, and garlic until until tender, about 10 minutes. Add water, ketchup, brown mustard, soy sauce, barbeque sauce, maple syrup, sriracha hot sauce, thyme, and cayenne pepper to onion mixture; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir lentils into sauce and simmer until lentils are warmed, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Feel free to make a roux with some flour if it doesn't thicken to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 168 calories; 3.2 29.5 7.8 0 901 Full nutrition

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Ground beef step aside. This sauce has a variety of flavors. I did skip the cayenne pepper since I was making it for a child as well. The sriracha sauce adds a spicy twist alone. Next time I wo...

Great vegan alternative to sloppy joes! I used half a cup of water instead of a full cup and that was a sufficient thickness for me. The flavor is great though and I love how quick and easy it w...

Easy and delicious,!

It was pretty good, I doubled the recipe and didn’t have any peppers but I think I’d make it again. But there are also better tasting lentil recipes in my opinion. I ended up adding about 1 1/2 ...

Delicious! Will make again. I made a lot of changes to suit my family. Did not use cayenne, green pepper, thyme or bbq sauce. Used 2 tsp siracha and 2 TBSP brown sugar.

Quick and easy and tasty, too. I'll make this again. Thanks!

A fun alternative to traditional Sloppy Joes. It has a good amount of kick to it in a balanced spicy-sweet sauce. I'll repeat this one, and not just for the vegans of the family!