Add olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, green and red bell pepper, and onions to saucepan. Saute until fragrant and crisp-tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from saucepan, set aside, and keep warm.
Lentils are a secret weapon in a budget-friendly kitchen, and especially if you're making vegan or vegetarian sloppy joes. They add a rich, meaty texture, and once coated in sauce, they're just the right amount of sloppy.
Servings and Ingredients
|2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil|
|3 clove(s) garlic, minced|
|1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped|
|1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped|
|½ medium yellow onion, chopped|
|1 c. dry lentils, rinsed|
|1 c. low-sodium vegetable broth|
|1 c. water|
|1 (15-oz.) can Hy-Vee no-salt-added tomato sauce|
|1 tsp. liquid aminos|
|2 tbsp. ancho chili powder|
|2 tbsp. Hy-Vee yellow mustard|
|1 tsp. organic granulated sugar|
|¼ tsp. smoked paprika|
|Hy-Vee salt, to taste|
|8 Ezekiel vegan hamburger buns, split|
Things To Grab
- Medium saucepan with lid
Add lentils, vegetable broth, and water to saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until lentils are cooked through and stock is absorbed.
Stir in tomato sauce, liquid aminos, chili powder, yellow mustard, sugar, and smoked paprika. Mix pepper and onion mixture back into lentils. Simmer for 5 minutes to heat through. Season, to taste with salt. When ready to serve divide lentil sloppy Joes between 8 vegan buns.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 110mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 20g
- Protein: 8g
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