Lentil Sloppy Joes in Plantain Buns


by: KrazyKiwi

An alternative sandwich that's full of fibre due to the plantain and lentils. They are both great sources of fibre which, as we know, aids digestion. This sandwich is healthy for everyone, but pregnant women especially will benefit from the iron and high quantity of folate in the lentils, one cup (200g) provides 358 micrograms of folate and considering the daily requirement is 400 micrograms it doesn’t take a mathematician to know this adds up.


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serves: 6

600 g ripe plantains, do not cut

300 g lentils

50 g onion, chopped

100 g bell pepper, chopped

25 g garlic, minced

250 ml tomato sauce

15 ml maple syrup

0.5 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

0.25 tsp black pepper

0.5 tsp salt

30 ml olive oil

Nutrition Facts
Lentil Sloppy Joes in Plantain Buns

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories: 374

  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 425.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 70 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 18.8 g
  •     Sugars: 20.3 g
  • Protein: 15.4 g

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1.   Heat olive oil in a pan.

2.  Sautee onions, bell pepper, and garlic for 2 minutes.

3.  Add tomato sauce, maple syrup, chilli powder, paprika, cumin, pepper, and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes.

4.  Cut plantain into 6 inch pieces and split in half crosswise. Flatten each half by pressing with the side of a knife.

5.  Pan-fry for about 2 minutes per side.

6.  Assemble the sandwiches.

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