First Truth: I had never had Sloppy Joes until I made this recipe.
Second truth: I want to eat them everyday. And you will too.
I developed this amazing vegan Sloppy Joes recipe when I was working with Life Foods, a Maui-based food company that has created a delicious line of vegan, gluten-free, superfood products for everyday meals. This recipe features the Breakfast Sausage, which is a damn good product by itself. But, mixed with some perfectly cooked lentils, tomatoes and a few spices, this meal really sings. I like it served best with some homemade sauerkraut and lots of condiments. Get some today!
Life Foods is available throughout Hawaii and select locations on the US mainland. Learn more here. If you can’t yet find Life Foods in your hometown, substitute 2 of your favorite veggies burgers here for the four sausages.
Vegan Sloppy Joes
4, 2.75 oz Life Foods Breakfast Patties
1/2 cup brown lentils
2 cups water
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 15-ounce can crushed, fire-roasted tomatoes
1/4 cup Life Foods Red or ketchup
Pinch each sea salt and black pepper
4 each gluten-free or sprouted grain buns (I like Happy Campers brand buns)
Your favorite sauerkraut
Homemade mayo, vegan mayo or mustard