I am making these exotic sloppy joes for Meatless Monday meal today. It feels like spring here after frigid cold last week. To honour the warm weather, I made these super easy and delicious Sloppy Joes. This American classic is made exotic and meatless, yet really high in protein. I also found this very informative article about types of lentils on ohmyveggies.com, its a quick read.
Serves – 4
2 cups cooked brown lentils (canned or dry cooked but not mushy)
½ cup chopped onions
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
½ cup Purple cabbage thinly sliced
½ cup green cabbage thinly sliced
½ cup Mango thinly sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
8 whole wheat buns
1 tbsp oil
- Sweat the onions in a pan with oil.
- Add Lentils and all the sauce. Let it cook for 10 minutes till lentils have absorbed most of the sauce. Adjust salt if needed
- While the lentils are cooking prepare the slaw by mixing, cabbage, mango, cilantro and lemon juice together.
- To assemble the Sloppy Joe, spoon a good serving of the lentil mixture on the bottom half of the bun. Top it up with the slaw and cover it up with the top half.
Chef’s Tip: Feel free to add any vegetables that you have handy in the lentil mix.