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Vegan Sloppy Joes

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A Vegan Sloppy Joe recipe using whole food, plant-based ingredients like red lentils, onion, garlic and and paprika.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 Garlic (Cloves) minced
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns


  • In a pot over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion with a tablespoon of water until softened, for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic powder, paprika and salt to the pot and stir. Next add the water and red lentils. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and simmer until the lentils have cooked and the mixture is thick, for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Add the BBQ sauce to the lentils and stir until thoroughly mixed. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve over hamburger buns as desired.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan