Lentil Sloppy Joes

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These Lentil Sloppy Joes are a healthy vegetarian recipe that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Serve over spaghetti squash to keep it gluten-free or on a bun!


  • 3/4 cup dry lentils
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 115 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup broth or water for thinning (optional)


  1. Cook lentils in broth or water according to package directions.
  2. In a large pan (with a little oil), saute garlic, onion, peppers, sweet potato and mushrooms over medium high heat until sweet potatoes reach desired tenderness.
  3. Add cooked lentils, tomato sauce, spices and sugar and heat through.
  4. Add water or broth if needed to reach desired consistency.
  5. Taste and adjust spices as needed.
  6. Serve over cooked spaghetti squash or on a bun!