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How amazing do these sandwiches look? Lentil sloppy joes, made in the slow cooker. That means for evenings when it’s snowing (again) and you’re tired of cooking (again) you’ve got something that is healthy, hearty and perfect for the entire family.
You’d likely be surprised to know that I don’t love cooking all the time. I feel like that’s something that I’m not supposed to admit in public, but it’s true. I’m just as over being in the kitchen as you are most nights, which means my slow cooker is one of my favorite appliances. Especially this time of year.
So, I’ve taken my favorite sloppy joe sandwich and turned it into a slow cooker version. This one is perfect for weeknights, but also for times when you have company over and you’re looking for a grazing meal.
Grazing meal = having food ready to go, so that people can grab a sandwich whenever they please.
To take these above and beyond, I’m adding in a creamy slaw crunch on top. It’s the perfect mix of texture and flavor, a must for sloppy sandwiches. I find that I really need some kind of crunch and bright flavor whenever I eat food like this. Otherwise, it can get a bit mushy and bland.
Fellow crunch/texture obsessives, you’ll likely want to do what I do: pile on crispy pickles on top of the coleslaw for another layer of deliciousness.
Either way, these slow cooker sloppy joes are a must make for busy weeknights. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes! These vegan lentil sloppy joes are perfect for busy weeknights. Place everything in the slow cooker and dinner is ready when you are.
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes:
Storage: The lentil sloppy joes will keep well in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 days.
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