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BBQ Veggie Joes

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 15 mins Slow Cook 3 hrs to 3 hrs 30 mins  (high) plus 30 minutes (high)
BBQ Veggie Joes
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  chopped carrots (2 medium)
  • 2/3  cup  brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3  cup  uncooked regular brown rice
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  yellow mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  clove  garlic, minced
  • 1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans  vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 8  ounce package  portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 15  ounce can  tomato sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  cider vinegar
  • 8  French-style rolls or whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  •  Assorted toppers, such as chopped tomato, coarsely shredded iceberg lettuce, or red onion slices (optional)
Directions

1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine carrots, lentils, uncooked brown rice, onion, brown sugar, mustard, salt, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Stir in broth.

2. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Stir in mushrooms, tomato sauce, and vinegar. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 30 minutes more.

3. To serve, use a slotted spoon to spoon meat mixture onto bun bottoms. If desired, add desired toppers. Cover with bun tops.

Nutrition Facts (BBQ Veggie Joes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 277,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 54,
  • fiber (g) 9,
  • sugar (g) 13,
  • pro. (g) 11,
  • vit. A (IU) 2915,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 97,
  • sodium (mg) 1081,
  • Potassium (mg) 579,
  • calcium (mg) 141,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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