Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes (Video)

May 5, 2022

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

Can you believe it’s nearly July? Picnics, potlucks, and barbecues are in full swing. Though I can never get enough fresh watermelon and grilled corn, it is nice to feel like I can contribute a main course at an event of this type. Enter: Lentil Sloppy Joes! These little sammies are packed with protein and flavor. Extremely easy to make for any level cook and a welcome departure from their meat-filled cousin. These Lentil Joes will make the perfect addition to your 4th of July gathering!

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Prep time: 00:05 minutes

Cook time: 00:07 minutes

Total time: 00:12 minutes

Yield: Enough for up to 4 sandwiches


2 cups cooked lentils (frozen or canned work best)

1 tbs coconut oil

1 small yellow onion

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp Creole seasoning

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

For the sandwiches:

vegan buns

vegan mayo

dill pickle chips

Lentil Sloppy Joe filling


1. Chop onion.

2. Sauté onion in coconut oil over medium heat until they begin to brown.

3. Add lentils and crushed garlic. See note.*

4. Add tomato sauce and spices. Stir until well mixed and lentils are warmed.

5. Transfer Lentil Sloppy Joe mix to another bowl.

6. Assemble sandwiches with Lentil Sloppy Joe mix, vegan mayo, and dill pickle chips.

Note* You will see in the video I added the lentils 1 cup at a time. Feel free to split them up as I have or add them all at once.

Vegan Lentil Joes Recipe


Video: Christina Ramirez

Christina credits adopting the vegan lifestyle as the single most profound shift in her life. She went on Weight Watchers for the first time in 7th grade; she struggled with eating habits and weight issues until college, when she finally decided to take her health seriously. Veganism has helped Christina maintain a healthy body weight and achieve peace with her body. She believes veganism is what led her to become the energetic, go-getter, healthy, holistic person. Follow Christina on Pinterest @vegannugget and Instagram @christinaramireznyc.


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