Lentil Sloppy Joes


So I have been reading that processed soy is unhealthy! Is it true? I'm not sure but if it is maybe I should shake up my TVP recipes a bit, huh? We love our sloppy joes around here! They are so rich and filling served on homemade whole wheat rolls that you can't not have 2nds! This recipe was adapted from the Vegan Dad which is amazing if you like a little spice but, my kids like rich and sweet so here is my adapted recipe!


2 tbsp oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped and seeds removed
1/2 tsp oregano
1 cup red lentils, rinse
1 1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cups water (more if needed)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
salt to taste
ground white pepper


Heat oil in a frying pan over med-hi heat. Saute onion, celery, green pepper, and oregano for 5-7 minutes, until onion is translucent and peppers have softened. Add lentils and mix well.

Add ketchup, 1 1/2 cups water, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

Bring to bubbling, then reduce heat, and cover. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring often, adding more water if needed until lentils are cooked and hold their round shape.

Serve on fresh whole wheat rolls, served smothered in Vegenaise and ketchup!

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Kaysi said...

I haven't heard that the soy is unhealthy... interesting. This recipe looks good though!

The Crunchy Kitchen said...

Hi Kaysi, I'm glad you think the recipe looks good! My two boys love it!!!!

If you Google ""soy unhealthy" you will get loads of hits! The point I am trying to convey is only whole soy products are healthy. Most of the soy that ends up on our dinner plates is genetically modified, treated with dangerous chemicals and processed in a way nature never intended such as the TVP that I have been using to make this recipe.

Tree said...

This sounds delicious! I need to start eating less meat and gluten products...I think I'm gonna try this soon!

Thanks for linking up with me today for Tasty Tuesday!

nancycreative said...

I really like lentils--this sounds great!

Room to Inspire said...

This looks yummy - I will have to try this one soon. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


Jasey said...

These look great! You might have forgot to link to Tuesday Tastes, when you have chance grab a button or link up - I would hate for your recipe to be disqualified from the People's Choice Award. I am so glad you linked to Tuesday Tastes! I just put the People's Choice Award poll up on my sidebar, when you have a chance, come vote!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Yes! Processed soy IS bad. Check out the Weston A. Price Foundation's website to read all the whys and wherefores about it. (Fermented soy is fine, though.) I'm sure you'll find a wealth of information that could help you, especially in light of all the allergy issues you've dealt with. Could be a "next step" on your journey as a foodie. ...Stopped by from Works For Me Wednesday.

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Sounds so yummy! I love lentils and am always excited to find new ways to use them.

LuckyStarErin said...

Yum ..I love lentils, too. Soy in general I have a hard time with so this is great!

Aiming4Simple said...

My daughter has been begging me to make sloppy joes. I never thought of doing them with lentils, but these sound delicious!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Hi, I made these and they were great! I just wrote up the post and will post them by the end of the week, linking to you. Thanks!

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