Sloppy Lentil Joes
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
A twist on the traditional sloppy joe!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1/2 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1/2 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - cup(s) dry green lentils
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) sloppy joe sauce
  • 4 - hamburger buns**
  • 4 - slices cheddar cheese**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cook the green lentils in water, as directed. Drain well.
  2. Open and the can of sloppy joe sauce.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the cooked lentils and sloppy joe sauce. Bring to bubbling over medium low heat. Add beef mixture to hamburger buns and top with cheese slice, when ready to eat.
  4. Serve Sloppy Lentil Joes with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 1 lbs. ground beef with 1 Tbsp minced onion and 1 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool.
  2. Cook 2 cups of lentils, as directed. Drain well.
  3. Open 2 cans of sloppy joes sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the cooked and drained lentils
  • Half of the sloppy joes sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet and reheating.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the cheese for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Sloppy Lentil Joes

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in skillet. Serve on buns with slice of cheddar cheese.
Serve with salad.