Sloppy Lentil Joes
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 1 hour
This is a quick and easy meal that also reheats well for lunch the next day or two. Serve this stuffed into a bun and eat with your hands, or ladle it over the buns open-face style and eat with a fork. I like to make fresh bread in my bread machine and ladle the Sloppy Joes over the bread.
- 3 1/3 cups water
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils
- 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 2 tbsp prepared mustard
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
- freshly ground pepper
- whole wheat buns and condiments, for serving
Place 1/3 cup of the water in a large pot. Add the onions and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until onions soften slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder and mix in well. Add the remaining water, the lentils, tomatoes, and the rest of the seasonings. Mix well, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook over low heat for 55 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on whole wheat buns, or fresh baked bread, with trimmings of your choice.