Sloppy Joes are messy, saucy and so very good. It’s no wonder that everyone loves them! I think of them as a classic, wonderful weeknight dinner. And these sloppy joes are not only healthy, but they have the added twist of lentils.
I love lentils. They are so nutritious and affordable. They make a great companion to sauces and meats. And cooking them in the slow cooker lets everything blend together and makes for some pretty awesome flavors.
You can serve these on a whole grain bun with some cheese if you like. Or if you need a gluten free option, you can skip the bun and serve it in a bowl. I even think it would be amazing in a lettuce wrap!
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