Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes - Slender Kitchen
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244
Calories 
45g
Carbs 
1g
Fat 
16g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I am always trying to create slow cooker vegetarian dishes that aren't soups or stews. Not that I don't love a good soup, but it seems like that's all there is to make if you are a vegetarian and want to use your slow cooker. Lately I have been experimenting with slow cooker vegetarian sloppy joe recipes and so far this Italian inspired version made with lentils has been my favorite. It can be served over a bed of polenta, rice, or mashed cauliflower or the traditional way in a bun with some melted cheese. It's also delicious stuffed into some roasted peppers and covered in feta, mozzarella, or a drizzle of cashew cream if you are vegan.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

25
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 1.5 cups lentils
  • 1 U onion, chopped
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 U red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 U green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 2.5 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1.5 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tsp. chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244
Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 851mg
37%
Total Carbohydrate 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 19g
77%
Sugars 9g
Protein 16g

Directions

  1. Add everything to the slow cooker and stir. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours. If you notice the mixture gets dry, some lentils absorb more liquid than others, add extra broth. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Colleen Gooding 's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    4076
    Awesome! I couldn't find smoked paprika and didn't use chili powder cause of hubby's tummy. Loved it. Would make a very good chili with the chili powder. I will be making this again!
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  • Megan Eaton's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    4076
    Loved this recipe and was so excited to eat the leftovers too! I loved the flavors and it was extremely filling. Definitely a meal where even meat-lovers wouldn't miss the meat!
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