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Vegan Sloppy Joes.- These delicious sloppy joes are vegan, super easy to make and require less than 30 minutes. I think they are the best sandwiches I've ever tried!

Vegan Sloppy Joes

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total: 30 mins
  • 6 1x
  • Main Dish
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 6 1x

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These delicious sloppy joes are vegan, super easy to make and require less than 30 minutes. I think they are the best sandwiches I’ve ever tried!

Ingredients

  • 12 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder (optional)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 15 oz canned or cooked lentils (400 g)
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce (250 g)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns (optional), use gluten-free if needed

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the veggies and the cayenne powder. Cook over medium-high heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add more oil or a little bit of water if needed.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients, stir and cook for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  3. I usually heat the buns in the oven, a frying pan, or a toasted, but it’s up to you.
  4. Serve the filling over the buns, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy.

Notes

  • Feel free to use any veggies you have on hand.
  • You could also make this recipe using other legumes or even textured vegetable protein instead of the lentils.
  • Add any spices or herbs you like.
  • The buns are optional, but they’re amazing with the filling, so I think it’s totally worth it.
  • If you don’t eat soy, use some salt to taste instead of the soy sauce or tamari. You could also use coconut aminos.
  • Tomato sauce can be replaced by tomato puree or even ketchup, but I think tomato sauce (store-bought or homemade) is the best choice.
  • Recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe without a bun
  • Calories: 140
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 822 mg
  • Fat: 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.7 g
  • Fiber: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g