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Gluten-free vegan sloppy joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes (Gluten-free)

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. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword BBQ, Dinner, easy, Gluten free, lentils, lunch, Mushrooms, Sloppy joes, summer, Vegan burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 406kcal


  • 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