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Lentil Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Lentil Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a health food disguised as a comfort food! They're packed with protein and vegan/vegetarian friendly!
Course Healthy Junk, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 potatoes
Author Brewing Happiness

Ingredients

  • 3-4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 3 teaspoons vegan Worcestershire sauce (sub regular Worcestershire)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • tabasco (or other hot sauce, to taste)

Top with:

  • Greek yogurt, optional
  • Chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450.
  2. Use a fork to poke holes into your sweet potatoes. Wrap them in paper towels and microwave them on high for 5-7 minutes, this will help soften them and reduce baking time.
  3. After microwaving the potatoes, coat the skins with a layer of olive oil and place them directly onto the oven rack. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on how big the potatoes are.
  4. While the potatoes are baking, heat pot with lentils and water over medium heat with a lid slightly ajar. Simmer the lentils like this for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium-low heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 3 garlic cloves, diced yellow onion and diced green pepper. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  6. Add your tomato paste, coconut sugar, chili powder, mustard powder, vegan Worcestershire sauce, salt, red pepper flakes, pepper, and tabasco to the pan. Stir until everything is evenly coated. Reduce heat to low, and set aside until your lentils have cooked for 20 minutes.
  7. When your lentils have cooked, there should still be a little water in the pot, add your pan ingredients into your lentils and mix well. Taste, and add more spices or hot sauce to taste.
  8. When your potatoes are done, slice them open, pour a heaping serving of lentil sloppy joe mix, and top with desired toppings.
  9. EAT UP.