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Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

These savory Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes are made with whole food ingredients and perfectly seasoned. A delicious and easy plant based meal the entire family will love!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1-15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • ½ bell pepper diced
  • ½ zucchini diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • roll or bun of choice


  • First, prepare your veggies. Dice onion, bell pepper, zucchini and mince garlic.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat drizzle in olive oil.
  • Once your oil is hot add garlic and onion. Sauté until soft, tender and fragrant.
  • Add zucchini and bell pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add lentils, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water and vegetable broth and incorporate together.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, mustard, coconut sugar, salt and pepper and stir until incorporated.
  • Lower heat and let simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft and most of the liquid has absorbed.
  • Serve on a toasted roll or bun.
  • Enjoy!


  • You can substitute coconut sugar for brown sugar if you do not have any coconut sugar on hand.
  • If you do not have any buns on hand I have enjoyed this dish with toasted sliced bread as well and it is just as tasty!


Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 17gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 389mgPotassium: 838mgFiber: 20gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1537IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 6mg
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