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Healthy Recipes > Main Dishes > Protein Packed Lentil Sloppy Joes

Protein Packed Lentil Sloppy Joes

Cook Time

1 hour 15 minutes


Protein Packed Lentil Sloppy Joes

Publish Date: March 19, 2015


Rinse the lentils thoroughly and place in a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, as the lentils will continue cooking with the other ingredients.

While the lentils are cooking, prepare the vegetables. In a separate large pan over medium heat, sauté the onion, pepper and carrot in water for 5-10 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder and paprika. Cook and stir constantly for 2 minutes.

Drain the lentils and add them to the onion veggie mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer over medium heat for 20-30 minutes.

Serve on whole wheat bun with desired toppings.

Adapted from Squash Blossom Babies.

Makes 6 servings. Serving size 0.5cup.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):

Calories 189, Fat 0 grams [Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g], Protein 10 grams, Sodium 125 mgs, Carbohydrates 34 grams, Fiber 7.9 grams

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