These Vegan Sloppy Joes are an ode to a food memory. Growing up on “Manwich” style sloppy joes, it was a weekly staple offered at our lunch cafeteria. Lunch lady, I do thank you, it was a fond memory paired with canned green beans and fries, but I think bigger and better, and quite frankly, easier than the Manwich-style sloppy joes. These McDaniel Short-Cut Recipe tranforms red lentils into a hearty weeknight dish with grade A nutrition and flavor.
Health Benefits of Lentils
Red lentils are not only packed with nutrient-dense calories, they’re just the perfect staple for a quick, round-up dinner. Red lentils are among the cost-effective legumes, with lower amounts of fat and sodium, higher amounts of fiber , folate, and antioxidants compared to other beans. (1). They’re an all-around perfect plant-based protein to add in your kitchen.
Why It’s a Short-Cut
Compared to other dried legumes, red lentils take the least amount of time to prepare. This Vegan Sloppy Joes comes together in under 20 minutes. The key for this lentil-based McDaniel Short-Cut is going to be your maple syrup and mustard. Be sure to let that sit in your lentil-based meal so the flavors can immerse. The aroma of your kitchen will have your family seated and ready for this McDaniel Short-Cut that’s prepared in no time.
Check out last week’s McDaniel Short-Cut Recipe: Peanutty Noodle Bowls