Snobby Joes


Everyone loves Sloppy Joes! This version thinks it's better than everyone because it contains no meat. And there’s no soy, either. Lentils are the perfect texture for vegetarian Sloppy Joes.
This recipe is another awesome creation of Jewish Veg supporter Isa Chandra Moskowitz and her Post Punk Kitchen


Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
55 minutes


1 cup
green lentils (uncooked amount)
4 cups
1 tablespoon
olive oil
yellow onion (diced)
green, yellow or red pepper
2 cloves
garlic (minced)
3 tablespoons
chili powder
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
8 ounces
tomato sauce
1⁄4 cup
tomato paste
3 tablespoons
maple syrup
1 tablespoon
yellow mustard


Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside.

About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more. Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can’t wait.

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