Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sloppy Lentil Joes

I'll admit that my family was a little skeptical of these. The kids turned them down outright because of the green bell pepper. However, they were super easy and quick to make and will be a go-to for me. I got the original recipe from Happy Herbivore Meal Mentor

1 onion, diced 
4 garlic cloves, minced 
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced 
2 tsp chili powder 
1-2 tsp Italian seasoning 
2 cups cooked lentils 
1 cup salsa 
1 cup marinara sauce 
4 buns or tortillas


  1. Sauté onion, garlic, and bell pepper until onion is translucent and bell peppers have softened. 
  2. Stir in spices to coat well. 
  3. Add cooked lentils, salsa and marinara sauce, stirring to combine. 
  4. Continue to cook over low, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly warm and reduced slightly. 
  5. Spoon onto buns and serve. 


  • Serves 4
  • Per serving: 410 calories, 4.6g fat, 70.9g carbs, 23g fiber, 14.2g sugars, 22.7g protein
  • For a serving for two (pictured one of two servings) use: ½ small onion, diced; 2 garlic cloves, minced; 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced; 1 tsp chili powder; ½ tsp dried oregano; 1 cup cooked lentils; ½ cup salsa; ½ cup marinara sauce; 4 slices bread
  • Omnivores could throw in a ground meat of their choice as well.

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