• 16 Ratings

The king of meat sandwiches makes a scrumptiously satisfying vegetarian cameo with tender vegetables, legumes, and grains.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

15 mins
3 hrs to 3 hrs 30 mins (high) plus 30 minutes (high)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; total fat 2g; saturated fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1081mg; potassium 579mg; carbohydrates 54g; fiber 9g; sugar 13g; protein 11g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 2915IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 97mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 141mg; iron 4mg.


16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
My family loves lentils and using them in the meatless meals really adds the perfect texture. It's great to find recipes for meatless meals that don't use too many processed foods.
Rating: Unrated
do you use canned lentils or the raw lentils?
Rating: Unrated
can't wait to try this...Adding carrots and mushrooms to the bulk and flavor is enticing. I tried stretching sloppy joes the other day with pinto beans(half ground beef) and my daughters boyfriend said that he likes it with the beans even better than just meat.
Rating: Unrated
When I clicked on the print button, some units in the recipe got lost. Like, "1 15 ounch can tomato sauce" became 1 ounce of tomato sauce." There are others. Watch out.