Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

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244 CALORIES 45g CARBS 1g FAT 16g PROTEIN
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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.

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The Recipe

Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 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

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Instructions

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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.

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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes
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2 Comments
On Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes
November 9, 2016 - 16:49
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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!
January 28, 2016 - 09:21
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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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