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Meatless Sloppy Joes

This is not your average Sloppy Joe! This one substitutes the meat for hearty lentils, black beans and plenty of flavor!

40 mins
6 Serving(s)
Meatless Sloppy Joes


  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup Full Circle Red Lentils, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can Full Circle Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • shredded lettuce, to serve (if desired)
  • sliced red onion, to serve (if desired)
  • 6 cups prepared frozen sweet potato fries, divided to serve
  • 1 cup, plus 2 tbsp. yogurt aioli, divided to serve (see recipe notes)


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring broth to a boil over high heat. Add lentils and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 7–10 minutes or until just tender. Drain if liquid remains.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5–7 minutes or until tender. Add cooked lentils, tomato sauce, beans, Worcestershire, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 10–15 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Add burgers to hamburger buns and top with lettuce and onion, if desired.
  4. Serve with 3 tablespoons yogurt aioli (see recipe notes) and 1 cup prepared frozen sweet potato fries per serving.

Yogurt Aioli

Stir to combine all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  • 1 cup plain whole Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle chili powder, if desired

    Nutrition Facts

    523 Calories Per ServingFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 13gSugars: 8gProtein: 19g

    Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe