These Vegan Sloppy Joes are a quick, easy, and tasty vegetarian dinner Made with green lentils, veggies, and tangy tomato sauce, these Sloppy Joes are red protein. Ready in just 30 minutes.

Love, love, love this! The flavor, the texture, the quick and easiness of it. It will definitely be part of the dinner rotation.  Thanks for such a great recipe!  -Chris

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– Green lentils – Extra virgin olive oil – Yellow onion diced – Carrot & celery  – Garlic  – Ground cumin – Smoked paprika – Chili powder – Crushed tomatoes  – Tomato paste – Maple syrup  – Apple cider vinegar – Soy sauce


Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, and sauté for 2-3 mins. Add the carrot, celery, and garlic, and sauté 2-3 minutes more. 

Add the cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder to the pan. Stir the spices through and sauté for 1-2minutes more.

Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce to the pan.

Stir the wet ingredients through and allow the mixture to simmer for about 5minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the drained lentils to the pan, and stir through. 

Allow the mixture to simmer for another 2-3 minutes with the lentils added.

Serve hot on toasted hamburger buns with the toppings of your choice!

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