Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

This recipe is for a vegan version of the classic dish, Sloppy Joes. It is made with lentils and is served on a bun. This dish is hearty and filling, and can be easily made gluten-free by using a gluten-free bun.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the lentils, tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place 1/4 cup of the mixture on each bun and serve.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential changes and improvements that can be made to this recipe. For example, you could add some chopped vegetables to the lentil mixture, such as carrots or celery. You could also add some vegan cheese to the top of the Sloppy Joes. If you wanted to make this dish spicier, you could add some hot sauce or diced jalapeños.

What other food it works well with

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes go well with a variety of sides. Some good options include potato chips, a green salad, coleslaw, or roasted vegetables.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making this dish is to overcook the lentils. This can make them mushy and not as enjoyable to eat. Another mistake is to not add enough salt, which can make the dish taste bland.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is high in fiber and protein, and is low in fat. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals.


This recipe does not contain any allergens.

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