Lentil Sloppy Joes

I’ve clearly been on a lentil kick and this is my second lentil comfort-food recipe in a row. I’ve made vegetarian sloppy joes in the past, but previously used seitan. This version uses a natural protein and the bonus is this is super easy to make!

Lentil Sloppy Joes
Ingredients
  1. 1 yellow onion, diced
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 28oz can crushed san marzano tomatoes
  4. 1 Cup green lentils
  5. 2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  6. 2 TBSP red wine vinegar
  7. 1/2 tsp cayenne
  8. 1/2 tsp chili powder
  9. 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  10. 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  11. olive oil
  12. salt and pepper to taste
  13. Sandwich rolls
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot of water to boiling. Add green lentils and cook about 40 minutes or as directed on the package.
  2. In a dutch oven, heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Finely mince the garlic and dice the onion. Add to the dutch oven and sauté about 4 minutes. Add red wine vinegar, worcestershire, cayenne, chili powder, thyme and mustard and stir. Add crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer.
  3. Drain the lentils. Add the lentils to the sauce and stir. Cover and simmer on low heat about 25 minutes.
  4. Serve on sandwich rolls or hamburger buns.
Notes
  1. Check the ingredients on your Worcestershire sauce. Most have tiny amounts of anchovy paste in it so good to know if you are a strict vegetarian or vegan.

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