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Gluten-free vegan sloppy joes

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These vegan sloppy joes are incredibly comforting, hearty, and full of rich, smoky flavour, served with chewy oyster mushrooms. They are perfect to bring along to a summer BBQ and easy to make in just 35 minutes. Gluten-free and oil-free. 


  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3 king oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can canned tomatoes, (400g/14oz)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp soy yoghurt
  • 4 gluten-free burger buns, to serve


  • Cook the lentils according to instructions on packaging. This usually takes around 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the mushrooms by cooking them for around 5 minutes, until golden and soft.
  • Add the garlic and the onion to a non-stick frying pan with a few tbsp water and sauté for around 3 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the cooked lentils, canned tomatoes, sugar, liquid smoke, tamari, paprika and cumin. Simmer, stirring frequently, on a low-medium heat, for around 15 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the soy yoghurt. Serve immediately in the burger buns with the mushrooms.
Calories: 406kcal, Carbohydrates: 75g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1042mg, Potassium: 812mg, Fiber: 18g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 520IU, Vitamin C: 13.9mg, Calcium: 91mg, Iron: 5.8mg