Vegetarian Sloppy Joe - Primula
 
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Vegetarian Sloppy Joe

Make ‘Meat-free Monday’ happen with this healthy alternative to traditional beef. Packed with pantry staples like spices and lentils, plus a kick of flavour from Primula’s Cheese ‘n’ Jalapeños, this veggie meal feels like anything but a substitution. This hearty meal is quick to make and reheats like a dream.
What you need
What you need
  • 475ml vegetable stock
  • 200g green lentils, drained
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 500g tomato passata
  • 1-2tbsp caster sugar
  • 2tsp smoked paprika
  • 2tsp chilli powder
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 4 bread buns, toasted
  • 4 bread buns, toasted
How you do it
How you do it
  • Place a saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the stock and green lentils and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 18-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over a medium heat. Add the oil, onion, garlic, and green pepper and season to taste. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly until the onions and pepper are tender and golden.
  • Add the passata, sugar and spices, and stir well.
  • Add the cooked lentils to the tomato sauce and stir through. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes, until the mixture has thickened. Season to taste.
  • Serve in toasted bread buns with rings of onion and a generous squeeze of Primula Cheese ‘n’ Jalapeños.
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