Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Lentil Sandwich

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Sandwich recipe made with lentils in crushed tomato sauce! This is one of my most requested comfort food meals from kids at dinner time! Families will love how easy these homemade sloppy joes are to make and how delicious they are! It's also great for leftover lunches!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 16 oz package of dry lentils
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes I used Redpack Crushed Tomatoes in Puree
  • 1 green pepper - diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water


  • Combine all ingredients in a pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium, cover the saucepan and cook for 30 minutes. If lentils still aren't soft, then cook for 5-10 additional minutes.
  • Serve warm.


Serving ideas:
As a side dish
Over rice
On sandwich rolls