Prick the Sweet Potatoes using a fork in several places. Place it on a high rack in the oven and microwave on high for about 12-14 minutes.
Meanwhile, Take a saucepan with 2 cups of Water or Vegetable broth and bring it to a boil. As it comes to a boil, add the Lentil and simmer for 7-8 minutes uncovered. It should get thoroughly cooked but should not turn mushy!
In the meantime, heat olive oil in a pan. As the oil shimmers, add the chopped onions, minced garlic, and chopped bell peppers. Saute over medium-high heat until they tenderize for 4-5 minutes.
Season with Salt & Pepper. Add some ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, tomato sauce, mustard sauce, Soy Sauce, Cider Vinegar, Coconut Sugar. Stir to combine everything.Now, add the cooked Lentil and stir until combined. Cook for 5-6 minutes until thoroughly heated through stirring occasionally.
Finally, take the Sweet Potatoes out of the oven. Cut open the sweet potatoes in half, lengthwise. Press open to make your sweet potato into a well. Use a fork to scoop out some of the flesh of the sweet potato. Mix the remaining Sweet Potato flesh with the vegan sloppy joe filling. Stuff this in the well of the Sweet Potato. Make a mound.
Top with chopped Cilantro and Avocado Crema.
I use Trader Joes Tomato Sauce. for this recipe which is just a basic Tomato Puree tossed with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
I have used Soy Sauce & Cider Vinegar as a replacement for Worchester Sauce. You can use Vegan Worchestire Sauce if you can find it in the stores.
If you're using Green Lentils cook it for 18-20 minutes
If you're using Red lentil, cook it for 7-10 minutes.
Vegan Sloppy Joes Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.