The Best and Easiest Vegan Sloppy Joes

moky & savory Vegan Sloppy Joes, made with whole food plant ingredients and naturally sweetened. Only 30 minutes from start to finish, this is a tasty plant based meal that the whole family will love!
The Best and Easiest Vegan Sloppy Joes


  1. 1 cup uncooked green lentils
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  4. 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped small
  5. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 3 tablespoons chili powder
  7. 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  8. (1) 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  9. 2 tablespoons ketchup (or tomato paste)
  10. 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  11. 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  12. 1 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  13. For serving: whole grain hamburger buns


  • First, cook the lentils: In a medium pot with a lid, add the lentils and water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until tender. Drain excess liquid and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped onion, green bell pepper and garlic. Use a few tablespoons of water, or vegetable broth, to saute and prevent burning. Stir constantly for 3-4 minutes, using more water as needed.
  • Now add the chili powder and smoked paprika, and stir to coat the vegetables for about 1 minute. Add a little water if it's too dry.