It took me several tries to perfect my own version of vegan Sloppy Joe filling. The last attempt set my mouth on fire! Technically, it’s a bit too thin to use as a sandwich filling. It’s more like a thick soup. You can adjust the water quantity if you like.
I’m avoiding processed grains, so I chose to eat my creation over boiled, mashed sweet potato instead of bread. This is Plant Powered NSNG (No Sugar No Grains). PPNSNG.
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
20 crimini mushrooms, sliced
dash garlic powder (I like garlic!)
1/4 t black pepper
1/2 t BBQ seasoning blend (Omit if you don’t have it. I found mine in the bulk spices area of my food Co-op)
1 t salt
3 t chili powder
4 t oregano
2 cups lentils, rinsed (I like to use a combo of red and green)
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes with basil
4 cups water
1 vegan broth cube
2 T mustard
Use a large soup pot. Use about 1/2 T oil to saute the veggies and spices for several minutes on medium heat. Add the lentils, tomatoes, water and broth cube. Simmer covered for 1/2 hour. Add the mustard and simmer for another 1/2 hour, until the lentils are fully cooked. Turn off the stove and let rest uncovered for 10 minutes. Freeze in 1 pint size wide mouth canning jars. Makes about 7 pints.
This is heavenly with slices of ripe avocado.