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Vegan Sloppy Joes


  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel

Ingredients

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  • 1 c. uncooked red lentils
  • 4 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 1 T. yellow mustard
  • 12 mini pretzel buns

Instructions

  1. Rinse lentils in a colander.
  2. Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and add vegetable broth. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, until lentils are soft.
  3. While lentils cook, in a medium sauce pan, sauté onion, pepper and garlic. Add the cooked lentils, chili powder and salt and combine.
  4. Add the tomato sauce , mustard and syrup. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Once slightly cooled, fill whole-wheat buns/pretzel buns with mixture.
  6. Additional toppings: Pickles, avocado, or slaw.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Sloppy Joe
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 654 mg
  • Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g