Lentil Sloppy Joes in Plantain Buns

0:10 prep
0:20 total

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.


prep 0:10       total 0:20




600g/21oz plantain, peeled
300g/10.5oz cooked lentils
50g/2oz onion, chopped
100g/3.5oz bell pepper, chopped
25g/1oz garlic, minced
250ml/8.5fl oz tomato sauce
15ml/0.5fl oz maple syrup
0.5 tsp. chilli powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
0.25 tsp. black pepper
0.5 tsp. salt
30ml/1fl oz olive oil


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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