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Lentil Sloppy Joes Recipe with Cooked or Canned Lentils (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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This Canned Lentil Sloppy Joes recipe is a delicious and hearty vegetarian take on classic sloppy joes! Loaded with fresh veggies, herbs, and spices, these delicious lentil sandwiches are smothered in a sweet tomato-ey sauce. This is one low sodium dinner recipe the whole family will love!

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These canned lentil Sloppy Joes are THE best easy weeknight meal, we had them a few nights in a row and even after a few days they still got a 10/10!  I used to have Sloppy Joes all the time growing up, but never bothered to make them much as an adult. The cans of “sauce” were loaded with preservatives and ingredients I couldn’t pronounce, so I had to make a change!

These homemade sauce for these Lentil Sloppy Joes are just a few pantry ingredients mixed together!  All you have to do is add in a few vegetables, canned or tinned lentils, and add a few pantry staple spices and tomatoes to make a delicious sauce. Everything is easy peasy and it seriously tastes SO good.

These Canned Lentil Sloppy Joes Are:

  • Bright
  • Tangy
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • Flavorful
  • Fall-Apart Delicious
  • Messy as all Heck
  • An Easy Weeknight Meal Ready in Under 30 Minutes!

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Inexpensive and Affordable Sloppy Joes Recipes For Everyone

I love how inexpensive lentil sloppy joes are to make! This recipe uses a lot of ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s In This Canned Vegan Sloppy Joes Recipe:

  • Red Onion, Garlic, Bell Pepper – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

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One Pot Homemade Meatless Sloppy Joes For the Win!

This Canned Lentil Sloppy Joes recipe is the perfect one-pot lunch or dinner!  I love a good One Pot Meal, especially during these fall months when I don’t want a lot of burners going at once. Cooking everything in one pot is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  And one pot makes cleaning up a breeze. The stove does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. One Pot meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy one pot meals that are ready in no time!

How Do I Make Sloppy Joes Vegetarian?

  1. In a large pan, add the olive oil and onions, and sauté for5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and bell pepper and sauté for 4 more minutes until the pepper begins to soften.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar. 
  3. Open can of lentils, drain, and rinse under cool water.
  4. Add the lentils to the tomato mixture and stir well to combine. Cover and sauté on low what for 15 minutes until peppers are soft. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Toast buns, and add a generous scoop of sloppy joe mixture to the bins. Top with fresh chopped onion and enjoy!

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More Lentil Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love

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French Carrot Lentil Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Pumpkin Lentil Chili Recipe (High Protein, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Coconut Curry Lentils (Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Butternut Squash Lentil Dahl Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Get the Same Ingredients for these Cooked Lentil Sloppy Joes without Manwich

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

As always, if you make this homemade vegetarian sloppy joes recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Canned Lentil Sloppy Joes

The Herbeevore
This Lentil Sloppy Joes with Canned Lentils recipe is a delicious and hearty vegetarian take on classic sloppy joes! Loaded with fresh veggies, herbs, and spices, these delicious lentil sandwiches are smothered in a sweet tomato-ey sauce. This is one low sodium dinner recipe the whole family will love!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 8 sandwiches
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Cooking Pot

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan, add the olive oil and onions, and sauté for5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and bell pepper and sauté for 4 more minutes until the pepper begins to soften.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar.
  • Open can of lentils, drain, and rinse under cool water.
  • Add the lentils to the tomato mixture and stir well to combine. Cover and sauté on low what for 15 minutes until peppers are soft. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Toast buns, and add a generous scoop of sloppy joe mixture to the bins. Top with fresh chopped onion and enjoy!

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!
I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 242mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 545IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 2mg
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