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

4 5

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.

4 5

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!

4 5

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.