These Lentil BBQ Sandwiches are a great protein filled vegetarian lentil recipe. It’s a great marriage between your average Sloppy Joe sandwich and a Pulled Pork Sandwich. This is a quick, simple and delicious meal that is definitely one of our go-to’s in the Fall especially with football season and tailgating. Start to finish, Lentil BBQ Sandwiches take just 30-45 minutes and it’s easy to cater to your audience by changing your BBQ sauce flavor, making it a great lentil recipe for kids.
Cooking lentils is incredibly easy. They cook in just 15-20 minutes in a rolling boil. Brown lentils are an excellent source of protein and can serve as a protein replacement in many different meals. Not only is this meal plant based but it’s also rich in fiber, folate and potassium thanks to the lentils. Lentils are a great choice for heart health and managing blood pressure and cholesterol.
Lentil BBQ Sandwiches
2 cups brown lentils
5 cups water
2 cups of your fav bbq sauce
1 yellow onion, diced
2 tsp minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
6 hamburger buns
2 cups shredded purple cabbage
2 cups shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
¼ cups chopped parsley
¼ olive oil
3 tablespoons lime juice, to taste
1 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp salt
Optional toppings: red onion, lettuce, avocado, mustard
Rinse lentils. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil and add lentils. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
While lentils are cooking prepare the coleslaw. In a medium bowl combing shredded vegetables and parsley.
For the dressing: in a small combine remaining ingredients and whisk until blended. Drizzle dressing over slaw, set aside.
After lentils cook, drain and return only the pot to stove on medium heat.
Add to the pot little olive oil, garlic, onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
Then stir back in the lentils and your fav bbq sauce. Bring to a simmer for 15 mins to let flavors meld together.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve the lentil mixture with coleslaw on whole wheat buns with optional toppings and condiments.