Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Serves: 4

A hearty, meatless dinner that your whole family will love. A quick, easy and healthy twist on classic Sloppy Joes.

Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.


  1. 3/4 cups uncooked lentils
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 small onion, chopped
  4. 8 ounces mushrooms , chopped
  5. 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  6. 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  9. 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  10. 1/2 teaspoon vegan worcestershire sauce
  11. 1 cup no-salt added ketchup
  12. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  13. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  14. 4 whole wheat pitas


  1. Combine lentils and 5 cups of water into large pot, bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and peppers and cook stirring occasionally 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, chilli powder, mustard, Worcestershire, ketchup, pumpkin, salt, pepper and lentils. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Microwave pitas on HIGH for 20 seconds. Place filling on one half of each pita and fold in half.

Suggested Sides

A glass of 100% juice

Nutritional Value

Calories 351

Fat 4.56g

Protein 16.00g

Carbohydrates 65.90g

Fiber 16.28g

Sugar 22.79g

Sodium 469mg

Calcium 63mg

Iron 5.23mg


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