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Lentil Sloppy Joes

Tuesday was day one of the presidential election in America, and it seemed appropriate to Joe up my dinner.

I also Joe-ed up my adult beverage to get through the night. Basically, add coffee syrup to an old fashioned, and you got what I made myself for hours.

Source: Minimalist Baker | Serves: 4 | Time: 30 min

Lentil Sloppy Joes


1 cup water

1 cup veggie broth

1 cup green #lentils, rinsed

2 tbsp EVO

1/2 medium white or yellow onion, minced (plus more for serving)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced

S&P, to taste

1 15-ounce can tomato sauce

1-2 tbsp coconut sugar

1-2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce

1-2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 pinch smoked regular paprika

Hamburger buns, to serve


To a small saucepan, add water, broth, and rinsed lentils and heat over medium-high heat.

Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 18 minutes, or until tender. The water should have a constant simmer (not boil). Drain off any excess liquid and set aside.

In the meantime, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Season with a pinch each salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Sautè for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the peppers and onions are tender and slightly browned.

Next add tomato sauce, coconut sugar, vegan worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Stir to combine.

Once the lentils are cooked, add them to the skillet as well, and stir to combine.

Continue cooking the mixture over medium-low heat until completely warmed through and thick, stirring occasionally – about 5-10 minutes.

Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more chili powder and/or cumin for smokiness, salt for saltiness, coconut sugar for sweetness, or worcestershire for depth of flavor.

Serve the mixture on toasted buns with sliced onion.


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