A few weeks ago I made an impulse purchase—and grabbed picked up a pack of green lentil’s at Aldi. Lentils frequently come up in the vegan database when trying to find protein, so I figured, it couldn’t be too bad.
So I took my package home and did what any confused mom looking to feed her brood would do: I went to Google.
The first thing that popped into my search was a vegan chili recipe. Pinned it, made it and loved it.
But there’s only so much chili one person can stand. So the search continued.
That’s when I ran across multiple recipes for Lentil Sloppy Joe’s. What you say now?! I LOVE Sloppy Joes!
Growing up, Sloppy Joe’s were a staple.
Everyone has their own way…some prefer Manwich, other slather their meat of choice with BBQ sauce.
I’m a part of the latter camp, so if BBQ sauce isn’t your idea of a good time—stop reading now!
This recipe makes four servings. You can always double it if you’d like.
1 c of green lentils
1/2 c of brown rice3 1/2 c of water
1/4 c nutritional yeast
2 tbsp garlic salt
3 tbsp of any Masterpiece Grilling Seasoning (I’ve made this recipe using to variations thus far, but I prefer the chicken.)
Boil brown rice in 1 1/2 c of water in a separate boiler.
Wait 15-20 minutes and put the remaining ingredients into a separate boiler. Once tender in both pots combine. Can be eaten as a side item, if you’d like, but if you came for the main event, add some Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce (as much as you like) and slap that bad boy on a bun, and call it a night!
While this probably goes without saying, I’ll mention it here: this recipe is a great meal for lunch or dinner, but if you choose to try this for breakfast one morning (you know, cause you like leftovers, or are really lazy like myself) be warned, the chicken grill masterpiece seasoning has kick, and it could be a bit much for your morning fare.
You’ve been warned.
Now, unfortunately I did not grab any pictures of the finished product this time, I suspect this will become a pretty regular staple, so stay tuned for pics of that.
Until next time!