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Instant Pot Lentil Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins

Looking for an easy lentil recipe? This Instant Pot Lentil Sloppy Joes  recipe is an easy, plant based recipe that's full of fiber. Add this to your favorite Instant Pot recipes, because this is an easy inexpensive meal that you'll keep coming back to!

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 219 kcal
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil sub coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper (you choose the color)
  • 1 1/2 cup dry lentils green or brown, don't use red as they will get mushy
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbeque sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 2.5 cups vegetable broth (sub chicken broth if desired, but won't be vegan)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Add oil to Instant pot and press the saute button. After 60 seconds, add onion, carrots and pepper. Saute until softened, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press cancel to turn off saute function.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir, to ensure nothing is sticking to the bottom.

  3. Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the steam release valve to the sealing position. Press the Pressure Cook button and set to high pressure for 5 minutes. The pressure cooker will take about 15 minutes to reach pressure and then the cook time will begin.

  4. When the cook time ends, allow pressure to naturally release by just letting it go for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully turn the steam release valve to venting (using the end of a wooden spoon, or something similar to avoid potentially getting burned). Let steam escape before removing lid.

  5. Slowly open the lid, and stir. Serve warm on toasted buns, mashed potatoes, riced cauliflower, or even atop of a salad.

Recipe Notes

The Instant Pot is my favorite pressure cooker. I have lots of other recipes that you can use it for, too!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Lentil Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 406mg18%
Potassium 683mg20%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 3633IU73%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.