Lentil Sloppy Joes in the Instant Pot

How are you doing with those pulse dishes I mentioned in my last post? I hope you’re enjoying them and finding lots of great recipes since there is probably an abundance of them on our world wide web😉.

Pictured here, Brown, Red and Green Lentils

Did you know that pulses are not only incredibly good for our us, they’re also nutritious for the soils they grow in! Pulses are nitrogen fixers and they produce compounds that feed soil microbes and hugely enhance the health of the soil.  Are you familiar with crop rotation?  The next crop planted in that field where the pulses were, will often experience a yield increase.  I am actually wondering if my CSA uses them to help build rich soil?

Lentil Sloppy Joes over a Medley of Rice

So eating pulses is a win-win and we should all be finding more ways to incorporate them into our diets and celebrate their incredible diversity.

I absolutely love this plant based dish

Check out this delicious plant based meal my husband actually loves! He loves sloppy joes but since we’re I am trying to incorporate more plant based meals, the lentils in this recipe make for a perfect “meat like texture”.

You can serve this over rice, spaghetti squash, or even fresh greens like spinach or baby kale😋.

This ranks as my favorite vegan dish I have made thus far.  Lets get busy ok….the best part, it’s quick and easy to prep and your slow cooker does all the work.


  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 – (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 – (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups water, plus more if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons organic ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos or other soy sauce
  1. Place all ingredients in your instant pot or slow cooler. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover and set your instant pot to slow cook.  Cook on high for 4 hours and let it release naturally.
  3. Serve over rice, spaghetti squash, or greens.  If desired, sprinkle with cheese a little goat cheese or feta.

    Question: Do you incorporate plant based meals regularly? Do you have a favorite pulse food? Recipe please! You can leave a comment by clicking here.

    Lentil Sloppy Joes are my new FAVE

I love everything about Life in general which is why staying healthy is important to me. Its fun to spread the word that you can have vibrant health by having a positive attitude, eating well, exercising and taking Shaklee food supplements. I truly believe this lifestyle has allowed me to continue to run marathons and I look forward to many more.

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