A hearty, meatless dinner that your whole family will love. A quick, easy and healthy twist on classic Sloppy Joes.

Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Amber Gray
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dairy Free
Servings 4


  • 3/4 cups uncooked lentils
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup no-salt-added ketchup
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole wheat pitas


  • Combine lentils and 5 cups of water into large pot, bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and peppers and cook stirring occasionally 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, chilli powder, mustard, Worcestershire, ketchup, pumpkin, salt, pepper and lentils. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Microwave pitas on HIGH for 20 seconds. Place filling on one half of each pita and fold in half.
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