Plant-Based Sloppy Joes

Plant-Based Sloppy Joes

Cook and Prep Time:30-40 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 1 cup Dry Green Lentils + 2 cups Water
  • 1 White Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red Bello Pepper, diced
  • 15oz. can Tomato Sauce or Puree
  • 1-2 T Maple Syrup
  • 1-2 T Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 2-3 t Garlic Powder
  • 2-3 t Onion Powder
  • 1-2 t Ground Cumin
  • 1-2 t Smoked Paprika
  • Vegetable Stock or Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving

  • Hamburger Buns, toasted
  • Slice White Onion Rings
  • Pickles
  • Cabbage Slaw

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Add the lentils to a saucepan and add water.  Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer.  Cook for about 20 minutes, until the water has reduced.  Once tender, set aside until Step 5.
  3. Set a large skillet to medium heat.  Once hot, add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.  Sauté for 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, and spices.  Stir to combine and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the lentils, and cook until the mixture has thickened and warmed through, 5-10 minutes.  Season to taste.
  6. Serve with sliced onions and slaw on a toasted bun.  Enjoy!

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