Lentil sloppy joes

By Spencer Watts
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SERVES
4
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 1/2 cups (600 milliliters) spaghetti sauce
  • 562 milliliter can green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) pepper
  • Hamburger buns, for serving
  • Sliced pickles, for serving
  • Pickled onions, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, garlic and green pepper and cook until soft.
  2. Pour in spaghetti sauce and lentils and stir to incorporate. Add maple syrup, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook, simmering, for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Scoop lentil mixture onto hamburger buns and top with pickles and pickled onions.

 

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