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Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes Recipe! A way to incorporate more lentils into your diet, without really tasting them or noticing - these sloppy joes are delicious and so kid friendly!
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Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes

This delicious sloppy joe recipe uses half beef, half lentil. This means fewer calories, less fat, and lots more fiber. And, you'll keep that lovable  beefy flavor intact.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef and lentil sloppy joe, lentil burger, sloppy joe recipe
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 214kcal


  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • ½ pound extra lean 90% ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 15- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 8- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • In a small saucepan, combine the lentils and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside.
  • About 10 minutes before the lentils are done, start the beef: Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook, crumbling the beef as it browns, until the beef is no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add the tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano, brown sugar, mustard, and salt.
  • Bring the mixture up to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve on hamburger buns or rolls of your choice.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g