Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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Lentils work great as a meat substitute in these Sloppy Joes

  • 1 cup dry brown lentils, sorted, rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns

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  1. Combine lentils and water in large saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, chop carrot and add to lentils when they come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain.
  2. Stir in Sloppy Joe sauce and brown sugar; simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Place about 1/2 cup lentil mixture on each bun bottom and close with top. Serve immediately.
Cook's Tips

Extra Sloppy Joe mixture can be frozen in freezer container or freezer bag for up to 1 month. Thaw, reheat thoroughly and enjoy on buns.

Cook's Tips

Extra Sloppy Joe mixture can be frozen in freezer container or freezer bag for up to 1 month. Thaw, reheat thoroughly and enjoy on buns.

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Bear September 10, 2015

I am so happy that I have found this great set of recipes. I thank you so very much

kiarakitty April 20, 2013

Delicious! I used gluten free bread, which was not that tasty, but necessary. I added romaine lettuce, pickles, and jalapenos to my bun, wow super yum. My non vegetarian husband was not that impressed, but he ate it never the less. I did not add the brown sugar, because manwich has enough sugar in it.

purpleivy34 August 10, 2012

This recipe is wonderful! It's so easy because we just dump everything in a crockpot on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours and it's ready to go. Contrary to some review comments the original Manwich does not have Worcestershire sauce in it and IS completely vegearian. Make sure you are getting the correct stuff and there won't be any problems. I am really picky about a lot of foods, but this was sooo yummy. I'm sure you could even leave out the brown sugar and it would still be just as yummy, but I haven't tried it that way yet.

meka July 20, 2012

Very light and easy to make

ceejay74 July 14, 2011

I had to make a note that there's no worcestershire sauce in original Manwich. It's a vegetarian product.

Yerdy June 23, 2011

This is wonderful, but the only thing is that if you are using Manwich sauce, it is NOT completely vegetarian, unless the worchestershire sauce in it is anchovy-free. (One of the competitor brands has a sloppy joe sauce that IS vegetarian - I just won't name them here.)Otherwise, it's great and reheats wonderfully!