Lunch / Dinner

Lentil BBQ Sandwich (w/ homemade clean BBQ sauce)

Craving something hearty, smokey & delicious but want to eat clean & fuel your body right?!?!! Here you go 🙂

Lentil BBQ Sandwich (w/ homemade clean BBQ sauce)

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Clean BBQ Sauce:


  • 1/3 c organic tomato paste
  • 1/2 c water
  • 3 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 T molasses
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne


  1. Mix all spices in a bowl & set aside.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to a small sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a boil, add your spices & stir until everything is combined.
  4. Reduce heat to low & simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Will keep in the fridge for about a week.


Lentil BBQ Sandwhich:


  • 1 c green lentils, rinsed
  • 2 c water
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 2 c grated carrot
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 c of your homemade clean BBQ sauce


  1. Cook your lentils according to instructions on the package.
  2. When the lentils are almost done heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add your onion & saute until slightly browned.
  4. Add your cooked lentils along with the rest of the ingredients to the skillet.
  5. Cook mixture for about 10 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Serve lentil BBQ mixture on a sprouted whole grain toasted bun. I added some brown spicy mustard & lettuce as well. Enjoy!


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