Lentil Sloppy Joes, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Lentil Sloppy Joes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 servings



  1. Place lentils in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Preheat the broiler.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and saute until onions are translucent and pepper is tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook about 1 more minute. Stir in chilies and chili powder, and cook about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the lentils, tomato sauce, water, ketchup, brown sugar, Dijon, Worcestershire, vinegar, celery seed, salt and pepper. Mix well. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, broil the buns until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Serve the lentils on the toasted buns, topped with sliced avocado and with pickles on the side.