Plant-Based Sloppy Joes

Sloppy and oh so yummy!  Lentils are very high in fiber and very low in calories.

Sloppy and oh so yummy! Lentils are very high in fiber and very low in calories.

This dish was an instant favorite.  Get all of the homey goodness of a classic comfort food with none of the saturated fat, oil, etc.  You may find that you want to double this recipe on the second go ’round so that there are enough leftovers for lunch the next day!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup sodium-free vegetable broth

1 Onion, chopped

4 Cloves garlic, minced

1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 Green bell pepper, chopped

1 Cup tomato sauce

2 Tablespoons ketchup

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

1 Tablespoon soy sauce

1 Pound package dry lentils, cooked according to package directions

1/2 Teaspoon Cumin

2 Tablespoons hot sauce OR dash cayenne pepper

1/2 Teaspoon smoked paprika

1 Tablespoon brown sugar (if desired, not a whole food)

Whole wheat rolls (such as Ezekiel brand whole grain rolls)

Cook the onion and garlic in the vegetable broth in a large saucepan over medium high heat 3-4 minutes, or until onion is translucent.  Sprinkle the crushed red pepper flakes in and stir briefly, until fragrant.  Add the green pepper and cook 3-4 minutes.  In a small bowl combine the tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato paste, soy sauce, cumin, hot sauce, paprika and brown sugar (if using).  Mix well with a fork.  Add the cooked lentils and sauce to the onions, garlic and green peppers in the saucepan.  Cook 1-2 minutes more, until heated through.  Toast the whole wheat rolls and serve the lentil mixture spooned on top of the open-faced rolls.

A new family favorite.  Daddy and toddler both LOVED sloppy joes!

A new family favorite. Daddy and toddler both LOVED sloppy joes!

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