Vegan Sloppy Joe’s Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, core and seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 pound dried brown lentils, rinsed and picked over for any rocks
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add lentils, water, and oregano and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes-1 hour.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and taste. Season with additional salt and some black pepper if desired. Serve on toasted buns with pickle relish and mustard.