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Crockpots are a fantastic way to cook amazingly healthy meals on a tight schedule. Start this recipe in the morning, cook all day, and when you saunter home from work, toast some bread and enjoy a savory, hearty meal. Quick and simple, this sloppy lentil recipe will fill you up a few times over. Goes great with baked potato fries or coleslaw.

Vegetarian Sloppy Lentils

Rating: 41

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium-size red onion, chopped
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils, rinsed
  • One 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or other soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon natural sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. Splash a little olive oil into a medium sauce pan on medium hear. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook until softened, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder.
  2. Transfer the cooked vegetables to a 4-quart crockpot, or one similar in size. Add the lentils, tomatoes, vegetable broth, tamari, mustard, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours.
  3. Add any desired cheese to hamburger buns, and toast. Ladle a scoop onto the bun. Serve as a burger closed or open faced.