Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

A vegetarian version of sloppy joes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heal the oil in a skillet over medium heat; add in the onion and bell pepper; cover, and cook about 5 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add in chili powder, stirring to coat.
  3. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker; add in the lentils, tomatoes, water, tamari, mustard, brown sugar, salt, and pepper; stir to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  5. Serve sloppy-joe style on warmed buns.
Most Helpful

This was OK, but I didn't love it. It was very sweet. I love the idea that it's made with lentils instead of meat. I did take another reviewer's suggestion and added some apple cider vinegar. Surprisingly my toddler daughter loved it, so that's a bonus.

SugarJen December 21, 2010

This wasn't a bad recipe, just not what I think of when I think of Sloppy Joe flavor so I did tweak mine quite a bit with ketchup, mustard, and a bit of BBQ sauce. I do absolutely LOVE the idea of using lentils instead of meat and everyone in my family gobbled them up! I think next time, I'll stick with my regular spice mixture but keep the lentils! Thanks so much!

SandwichQueen January 13, 2010

It was very good but too much sugar. Next time I will try using half the amount of sugar. I used two onions instead of 1 and red lentils instead of brown lentils. Good vegetarian dish.

Helgaf January 07, 2010