Sweet and tangy vegan lentil sloppy Joe. Delicious and easy to make. Perfect dish to make for a party or an easy week night meal. High protein and kid friendly.
I recently made this recipe for my nephew’s high school graduation party (seriously, how does time go by so FAST)?
While rinsing the lentils (and crying about how fast my nephew grew up) I decided I wanted to make a vegan sloppy Joe that tasted just like the one I grew up with.
The sloppy Joe that I ate as a kid was a little bit sweet but with a little bit of a tang. I absolutely love that combination. So, I used the same ingredients for a classic sloppy Joe, but just used lentils instead.
I also added a bit more garlic. Now that I’m older, garlic and I are BFF’s.
What came out of the pressure cooker was something reminiscent of my childhood sloppy Joe. It was perfect and the guests at the graduation party absolutely loved it.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, never fear, I also include stovetop preparation.
Lentils are my absolute favorite ground beef substitute. They are so hearty and filling. They’re full of fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins as well. So, not only does this sloppy Joe make you feel good, it also tastes amazing.