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Vegan Sloppy Joes

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Vegan Sloppy Joes

Allergen Information:

Free from nut, egg, dairy, gluten, and sesame


  • 1 cup lentils (dry)

  • 3 TBSP olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped small

  • 1 cup celery, diced

  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 TBSP dark brown or coconut sugar

  • 3 TBSP tomato paste, plain

  • 2 cups tomato sauce, plain

  • 1 TBSP soy sauce, non-GMO

  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp dry mustard

  • 1/8 tsp paprika

  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper

  • 1/4 tsp grey sea salt or iodized salt


  1. Place lentils in a small pot and cover with approximately 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, then immediately cover and reduce heat to light simmer. Cook approximately 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain if water remains and set aside.

  2. In a large saute pan, add olive oil, onion, carrot and celery. Cook approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the green pepper and continue to cook another 5 minutes until onion starts to become translucent.

  3. Add garlic and remaining ingredients, including the lentils. Stir and season more to taste.

  4. If mixture becomes too thick, add a few TBSP of water and stir.

  5. Serve on a flax seed or whole wheat bun or over whole wheat noodles, or simply serve alone as the center of the plate. Finish off with a fresh salad and steamed vegetables!


If you are looking for a tasty meal for "Meatless Monday's" this one is for you! This Vegan Sloppy Joe recipe is jam-packed with flavor and delivers a nutritional punch as the center of the plate! Lentils are quick and easy to prepare, cost effective and are high in protein and fiber. More research links consuming plant-based foods with a lower overall risk in cardiovascular disease. Drop a line and let me know how you enjoyed this meatless recipe!

Nutritional Information:

Based on 3/4 cup serving of lentil mixture. Nutrient analysis is only an approximation. Nutrition components very based on type of products used.


Calories: 103

Dietary Fiber: 6 grams

Protein: 6 grams

Total fat: 1 gram

Total sugar: 6 grams

Adapted from: Family Fun Magazine, April 2017 Edition

If you wish to duplicate this recipe, please provide credit to the original author, linking this website to your work. All rights reserved.

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