These lentil based sloppy joes are rich and flavoursome. The addition of molasses and mustard really gives these a kick. Serve this in rolls or for a lower carb option simply accompany with steamed veggies and salad. This will also freeze really well so you could portion this up in containers with cooked veggies and rice for an easy after work dish.

Vegan Sloppy Joes



Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


What’s good about it?

A simple protein packed dish with loads of fibre too which will give you feeling fuller for longer. Using canned lentils makes this a really speedy option.



  1. Heat a little olive oil in a large saute pan or frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  2. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until the mixture is thick.
  3. Serve with toasted rolls and salad.
  4. For a lower carb option serve with a plateful of steamed vegetables and salad. You can add a little grated dairy free cheese to accompany if wished


Nutrition per serving (without a roll)  204kcal, Fat 2.5g, Carbs 29.8g, Protein 11.8g

With a roll per serving 329kcal, Fat 4.1g, Carbs 50.9g, Protein 17.2g

Did You Know?

You can freeze the sloppy joes for up to 3 months. You can use raw lentils – cook them in stock or water first until soft.

Serves 4

2tsp olive oil

1 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed

1tsp Dijon mustard

1tbsp molasses

1tbsp tomato puree

2tsp xylitol or coconut sugar

1tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 x 400g cans green or brown lentils, drained

400g passata

1tbsp tamari soy sauce

To accompany – wholegrain rolls, salad, dairy free cheese, gherkins etc