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Lentil Bulgur Wheat Vegan Sloppy Joes Recipe


  • 5 Tbsp veggie broth
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat, cooked
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar


  • 1. In large cooking pot, saute diced onion, celery, and red bell peppers in veggie broth approximately 5 minutes.
  • 2. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  • 3. Then add lentils, bulgur, water, tomato sauce, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, and hoisin sauce. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
  • 4. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and cook uncovered about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 5. Taste lentils to make sure they are tender. Serve on whole grain buns with favorite toppings.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. Hoisin sauce can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores.
  • 2. Try topping with the following: lettuce, spinach, onions, relish, pickles, plant-based coleslaw, anything goes!

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