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Lentil Sloppy Joes

What you need: 

1 cup lentils
2 cups water
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons green pepper flakes
(If you can not find green pepper flakes, add fresh green pepper sauteed until soft)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon dry minced garlic (the kind in the spice section)
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/4 cups water

What you do: 

1. Rinse and pick through lentils. Add two cups water to pan with lentils and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer about 55 minutes until tender, but not mushy.
2. For the sauce, combine the minced onion, salt, sugar, dry mustard, chili powder, green pepper flakes, cornstarch, minced garlic, and celery seeds. Combine well and set aside.
3. When lentils are done, add the tomato paste and water. Stir in the sauce seasoning. Combine well and heat through.
Serve on whole wheat buns or over brown rice.

Preparation Time: 
10 min, Cooking time: 65 min
Cooking Time: 
65 min
Servings: 
8
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I just tried this and even though I am not a very good cook, they turned out excellent!  I will also be making this regularly.  You definately don't need all that water at the end.  I used sauteed onion and garlic instead of dried, which worked well.  Thanks for the recipe!

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Hello
I love this recipe, it's my new favorite quick dinner and i'm most definitely going to be making these at least once a week.
So the only difference in how I prepared this was to add mushrooms, diced green peppers, about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and other than that I didn't  have to add any water to the tomato paste.

Thanks for this recipe, great idea

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