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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes


I have a lot of friends who are going meatless and being that I don't eat meat I want to help them with meatless versions of their favorite foods. I have a wonderful recipe for meatless sloppy joes that I make in the slow cooker. Not only is it meatless it uses better ingredients than you find in the can sloppy joe mix. My vegetarian sloppy joes uses lentils that are so easy to cook.  My meat eater husband even liked my sloppy joes.

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-size yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 and 1/2 cups dried brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
one 15-16 ounce can tomato sauce
3 cups water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper

1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes until lightly brown. Add the chili powder, stirring to coat.

2.Transfer the onion mixture to your slow cooker. Add the lentils, tomato sauce, water, soy sauce,mustard, brown sugar, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Serve on toasted wheat buns and enjoy! Have plenty of napkins as these are called sloppy joes for a reason. 







8 comments:

  1. My son is such a picky-eater, not sure he would try these. Might save the recipe for when he's out of town and make them for my husband! YUM!

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  2. This looks terrific, I am always looking for some meat free meals. My husband doesn't like beans at all, I wonder if he would like the texture of lentils?

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  3. I like this and love that you used sandwich thins. I use those too to cut the calories!

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  4. I was just thinking about making sloppy joes! I will have to try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. i love everything about this.
    i made sloppy joes tonight, yumm

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  6. I am always looking for more meatless meals! I think these sloppy joes sound delicious!

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  7. Hi Tara,
    I love the blend of flavors in your Vegetarian Sloppy Joe recipe. What a tasty and satisfying meal! I adore the inclusion of lentils especially! They are my favorite! And I always try to find a way to add chili powder to my meals each day! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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  8. I'm with you, homemade mixes are so much tastier then that stuff you buy in a can, plus cutting down on our meat consumption is always a good idea. THANK YOU for sharing with us on the Friday Frenzy link up, and we hope you'll join us again next week!

    April

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