Buffalo Lentil "Meatball" Sandwich

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Buffalo Sandwich
Buffalo Lentil 'Meatball' Sandwich

I love lentil bites. They are super easy to make, freeze well for later, and can be eaten alone, with pasta, or as a sandwich (like this one!) I occasionally whip up a variation of lentil meatballs but for this sandwich, I followed Sara's recipe. The result is a moist meatball that soaks up the hot sauce. I drizzled a bit of ranch on the sandwich but I've also melted blue cheese on top before (and yes, if you like blue cheese, this is the way to go!) I would also recommend throwing a few caramelized onions on the sandwich.


Buffalo Lentil "Meatball" Sandwich

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1/2 recipe for Sara's Lentil Meatballs
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Red hot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pieces of naan or pita
  • Lettuce for two sandwiches
  • Blue Cheese or Ranch (Optional)


  1. Whip up the meatball recipe according to Sara's directions. While meatballs bake, combine Frank's red hot and butter in a sauce pan. Heat until butter is melted. Taste and add more butter as desired to reach a comfortable spicy/heat level.
  2. When meatballs are done, toss with the sauce. Layer spinach, then meatballs, and sprinkle (or drizzle) blue cheese or ranch. Serve while still warm.


*This sandwich works equally as well with bbq sauce!

Buffalo Lentil Sandwich

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15 comments on “Buffalo Lentil "Meatball" Sandwich”

  1. This looks great! One of the things I miss most from my non-vegetarian days is meatballs! I'll have to try this out!

  2. love the idea of lentil meatballs! I'll have to give this a shot!

  3. Damn lady, I can't believe I'm about to say this about fake meatballs, but those are beautiful! Can't wait to try 'em.

  4. I've made Sara's lentil meatballs numerous times + absolutely LOVE them. My husband will be all overrr this buffalo sandwich variation. Thanks, Erin!

  5. Erin, these meatballs are delicious! I´ve made them several times, and can´t believe how easy and tasty they are. My kids love them!

  6. Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Thanks Erin for another fabulous recipe!

  7. So I made these and they were delicious, but they were very wet so I ended up making them patties and not meatballs. They had a texture almost like hummus. Wonder what I did wrong...But I guess it doesn't matter because they tasted great.

  8. This is my new favorite recipe. I am never a fan of faux meat anything really, but this sandwich was next level amazing. I used blue cheese crumbles instead of dressing and added some cooked spinach to brighten it up/up my veggie intake. Wrapped it all up in a whole wheat pita pocket.

    To say this is making it into my monthly rotation is an understatement!

    NOTE to people making the recipe: The lentil balls seemed a little wet when I was rolling them, but firmed right up when I baked them.

  9. Love your blog and recipes — I’m in a similar household. Try to make different recipes and your blog is one of my favorite. You shared so simply and easily.


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