Lentil Sloppy Joes

from SkimpyPantry.blogspot.com

Serves 6-8


1 cup uncooked lentils

3 cups water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium-size yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon yellow mustard
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 can diced green chilies

1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)


1) Combine the lentils and water in a sauce pan, covered on medium low for about a half an hour or until lentils are tender.  Drain.  

2) Meanwhile, saute the onions and bell pepper in olive oil until onions are opaque.  Add remaining ingredients except for the lentils.  Cook on medium low, covered, for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

3) When the lentils are done, add to the tomato mixture.  Ladle on burger buns (or toasted sourdough), garnish with cheese, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, or whatever sloppy joe fixings you like.  Enjoy!