Sloppy Joe Lentils (Slow Cooker or Crock Pot)

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
Recipe by Honeywine

This is a semi-homade version inspired by the other sloppy joe lentil recipes here (thanks, guys!). This is for the 5-6 qt. slow cooker too. Hubby tried it and liked even though he's a carnivore. I made this one afternoon and froze half of the batch for another time. With a 6 qt. slow cooker, you can probably double the recipe easily (I ended up adding extra lentils to the recipe because I used too much water at first...ended up with 1.5lb. lentils and I still had plenty of room in my crock pot).

Top Review by Ubalstecha

Very runny - next time I would drain off the excess water before adding the sloppy joe sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb lentils
  • 3 (15 1/2 ounce) cans sloppy joe sandwich sauce (any brand you like)
  • 6 cups water


  1. Clean and rinse lentils.
  2. Place lentils in slow cooker with water.
  3. Cook on high for 2-3 hours (or on low if you will be gone during the day).
  4. Once lentils are soft, add in your canned sauce.
  5. Allow to heat through.

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