Both vegetarian and budget friendly, these lentil sloppy joes are a creative remake of the classic favorite. Leave the processed ingredients behind and whip up this flavorful sauce. It’s amazing on both lentils and the more traditional ground beef version. Enjoy with sweet potato fries for a quick and simple meal!
Lentil Sloppy Joes
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- 1 c brown lentils, or green lentils
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 c vegetable stock, or water
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp. molasses
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. tamari
- 1 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tsp. mustard powder
- 2 tsp. coarse sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional
- 6 hamburger buns, sprouted grain
- Rinse and sort through the lentils. Soak overnight.
- Dice the onion. Mince the garlic.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook 5-7 minutes, or until it begins to brown. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
- Add in the broth and lentils. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer, covering partially with the lid, for 15-20 minutes.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Continue cooking until the sauce has thickened about 15 minutes. Stir frequently. Season with additional sea salt so that the flavors really pop.
- Serve inside buns.