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BBQ Lentil Sandwiches
with corn on the cob / tangy slaw

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Think of these lentil-based sandwiches as BBQ vegetarian sloppy joe’s - messy but delicious! This meal was last featured in 2019.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
BBQ Lentil Sandwiches with Corn on the Cob:
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, diced
  • Corn - 4 ears, shucked
  • Lentils, pre-cooked - 3 cups (look for vacuum-packed lentils or use canned)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • BBQ sauce - 1/2 cup
  • Hamburger buns - 4
  • Butter - for serving
Tangy Slaw:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, diced
  • Cabbage, green - 5 oz, very thinly sliced (sub coleslaw mix)
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Shallots / Cabbage - (If prepping right before cooking, get water boiling for corn before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store onions in one container. Combine shallots and cabbage in another container. (Note: If you’d like to shred the cabbage in a food processor, check out this video.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Corn - Shuck corn. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  3. Make slaw - Chop cilantro. Whisk together vinegar, oil (portion for slaw), and sugar. Add shallots, cabbage, and cilantro. Toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Lentils - If using canned lentils, drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Bring a large stock pot of salted water for the corn to boil.

  2. When water is boiling, add corn and boil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. While corn boils, heat a skillet with oil (portion for sandwiches) over medium heat. Add onions and saute until onions are very soft and light golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. To onions, add lentils and BBQ sauce. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes to let sauce flavor lentils. (Note: Depending on the thickness of your BBQ sauce, you may need to simmer the lentils for a few extra minutes. You want the mixture to be thick enough that it can be spooned into buns.)

  5. Toast buns.

  6. Season slaw with some salt and pepper and toss it to combine.

  7. Serve lentils and slaw in buns. Enjoy corn on the cob with butter and some salt.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (28)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (6)

Most Helpful

Pleasantly surprised! The lentils and the Cole slaw were a good combo! Made it lighter than you'd normally think of with BBQ.

By: Theresa
Posted: Jul 24, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

14 reviews

Ribs were a Big hit. Will make again. The slaw needed more dressing and more tang. I roughly Doubled the dressing to better coat the cabbage and added salt. But May look for a different slaw recipe next time

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 15, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The preparation was very easy. I finished the ribs in the broiler. I also prepare my corn in the microwave, and made the coleslaw with the package of shredded cabbage and poppy seed dressing. An easy meal that was very satisfying.

By: Johanna
Posted: Aug 13, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a really easy way to do ribs. Incredibly tender. I still like them better when we smoke them, because it adds so much flavor, but this is a great option.

By: Barbie
Posted: Aug 07, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The lentil burgers, as they were called around here, were a big hit.

By: Heidi
Posted: Aug 06, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
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Pleasantly surprised! The lentils and the Cole slaw were a good combo! Made it lighter than you'd normally think of with BBQ.

By: Theresa
Posted: Jul 24, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

Easy and tasty! The BBQ sauce is key with the veggie version so make sure you get a good one.

By: Nicole
Posted: Jul 23, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful