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Sloppy Lentils

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Your kids will love the familiar taste of sloppy joes in this plant-based makeover! Wholesome, high-fiber lentils combine with veggies and spices to make a hearty filling for a whole grain bun.

Sloppy Lentils

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sloppy Lentils
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 334kcal


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium bell pepper, green
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup lentils, raw
  • 4 cup water
  • 14 1/2 ounce stewed tomatoes, canned
  • 8 ounce tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 4 regular hamburger buns, whole wheat

Serve With

  • 2 cup watermelon


  • Chop onion and green pepper and mince garlic.
  • Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion, green pepper and garlic; sauté 5-7 minutes until tender.
  • Stir in all the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and cover; simmer on medium-low for at least 45 minutes until lentils are softened.
  • Serve on hamburger buns with fruit on the side.
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Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 781mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 14g

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