Sloppy Sams

Sloppy Sams

Marian 14

"If you love the idea of Sloppy Joes, but you are a vegetarian - fear not! Sloppy Sams are for you. These yummy sandwiches are so good that even a child will eat them without question."


50 m servings 517 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 82.2g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 19.3 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 782 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine water and lentils in a saucepan; season to taste with salt if desired. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, cook onions with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the onions have softened and turned translucent, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and garlic, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, ketchup, mustard powder, chili powder, molasses and Worcestershire sauce; simmer 5 to10 minutes until thickened.
  3. Drain lentils and reserve cooking liquid. Stir lentils into sauce mixture, adding cooking liquid or water as needed to obtain the desired "sloppy joe" consistency. Serve on buns.
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  1. 88 Ratings


Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce is available in most health food stores or even Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. If you can't find it there, you can make your own -- just do a search for Vegetarian...

This is YUMMO! I made this with red lentils to speed up cooking time, and I cooked the lentils with the sauce ingredients. After cooking the onions and garlic, I added a can of chopped tomatoes ...

My husband loved these, but I am not a huge fan of lentils. Good alternative if you don't want meat- thanks!

Thanks Marian for the wonderful recipe!The combo of ingredients rsults in a very flavorful sauce. I substitued low sodium soy sauce for the worchestershire. In the past, I have purchased "store ...

Just to inform people that you can buy vegeterian worcestershire sauce that omits the anchovies.

Very Good! Even my husband approved! I used brown sugar instead of molasses. Excellent meat free recipe!

I'm giving this 5 stars because it's a healthier alternative to real Sloppy Joes, it tastes just like a Sloppy Joe, it's cheaper than a real Sloppy Joe, and you want to keep eating more and more...

yum! didnt have molasses so used honey, used regular mustard and chili sauce, and left out worchester... but it came out great! served on homemade whole wheat/white/rye flour hamburger rolls...

While I liked these freshly made, I really loved these the next day! I used a can of diced garlic and onion flavored tomatoes, (undrained), in place of fresh. I added about a T. of regular mus...