Lentil Bulgur Wheat Vegan Sloppy Joes

Yield: 6 servings

Easy, filling, and inexpensive, these lentil sloppy Joes are a quick meal that reheats well for lunch the next day or two.



  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.


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

Terri Edwards is a licensed Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and nutrition blogger for EatPlant-Based.com where she shares over 100 recipes, tips, and scientific research. Her personal mission is to promote the power of food for restored health and hopefully see lives changed, just like hers was. Terri is a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
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