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Vegan Meat-free Mince and Lentil Sloppy Joes

Vegan Meat-free Mince and Lentil Sloppy Joes


A fun and informal weekday meal that’s ready in no time and absolutely perfect for the whole family.

  • Serves: 8 |
    8 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 30 mins
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1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil
1 (120 g) onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp (15 ml) garlic, finely chopped
380 g Fry’s Meat-free Mince
2 Tbsp (30 ml) cold water
2 Tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste
1 (4 g) chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp (15 ml) sugar
1 x 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
½ C (125 ml / 90 g) cocktail tomatoes, halved
1 Tbsp (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
2 tsp (10 ml) ground cumin
2 tsp (10 ml) smoked paprika
⅔ C (160 ml) warm water
1 x 400 g tin lentils, drained
salt and pepper

8 hamburger rolls, sliced in half
1½ (180 g) red onion, finely chopped
¼ C (60 ml / 12 g) coriander leaves, finely chopped
handful micro herbs

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the Fry’s Meat-free Mince and fry for 2 minutes. Whisk the vegan gravy sauce (which comes in a sachet with the mince) with the cold water and pour it over the mince. Stir in the tomato paste, chilli, sugar, tinned tomatoes, cocktail tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, cumin, paprika and water. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until thickened. Stir in the lentils and season to taste.

To Serve
Assemble the Sloppy Joes by adding some of the mince mixture onto the bottom half of each roll. Add a sprinkling of chopped onion, coriander and micro herbs and top it off with the top half of the roll.

TIP: This veggie mince filling also works great in wraps or with nachos. Just add more chilli if you want to give it an extra kick.