Vegetarian Sloppy Joe’s (my favorite supper yet!)

November 12, 2008 § 3 Comments


Behold!  My favorite winter meal to date!

1 large onion
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
sea salt, pepper
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 + 1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 cup dry lentils*
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup**
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1-2 teaspoons chili powder

*For those on the SCD-diet, soak for 24 hours prior to cooking.

** For those on the SCD-diet, add honey.  If following a strict vegan diet, add maple syrup.


1. Rinse lentils and pick out any stones or debris.  In a large pot, add lentils water to cover the legumes by one inch.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for about twenty minutes, until tender.

2.  Meanwhile, chop onion and garlic.  Saute onion in olive oil, sea salt and pepper until golden brown, about 10 minutes.  Add in garlic and chili powder.  Saute for an additional minute.

3.  To the onion mixture, add tomato sauce, tomato paste, honey and mustard.  Cook sauce on “low” until the lentils are fully cooked.  Drain lentils and add to sauce.  Cook on low for 2-3 more minutes.

4.  Remove from heat and let cool for a minute or two.  Serve plain or on a piece of toast or hamburger bun (choose gluten-free breads for gluten-sensitive). Top any desired toppings; avocado is highly recommended.

Diet Notes: SCD-safe, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan


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§ 3 Responses to Vegetarian Sloppy Joe’s (my favorite supper yet!)

  • Kathib says:

    Looks fabulous. And, how can you go wrong with those lovely avocados on top!

    PS I just bought 4 portabello mushrooms… any guess what I’m going to make later this week tx to you?

    Miss you!!!


  • Kathib says:

    Okay, I made this tonight with Toni’s wonderful buns and oh my gosh– it was delicious!!!! Terrific recipe. I also used ‘real’ maple syrup– which I agree, made the taste special. Keep ’em coming Regina!


  • katie says:

    reggi!!!! okay so i am going to try this, although i am very scared haha (there is a reason), a while ago i made my “famous” lasagna and instead of ground turkey i made it with lentils. It was very delicous, however, i didnt cook the beans ALL the way so we were able to taste the roughness a little but hahaha. Now i know, i am just a little scared from the experience……i want your email, email me at

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