|My lentil sloppy joes while cooking|
Despite my cooking burnout, we still needed supper. So Lentil Sloppy Joes came to the rescue!
Here's how I make them:
olive oil, heated in a large sauce pan
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, diced
Cook, stirring frequently, till onions are done enough for you. Some people like them just limp and translucent, and some like them browned and carmelized. I went with browned and carmelized!
500 g. lentils, rinsed and sorted (I used green)
4 c. water
200 - 400 g. tomato paste
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 t sugar
1 t prepared mustard
salt, pepper, to taste
cayenne pepper (if desired)
Bring mixture to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, about 40 min, till lentils are soft. Add water as needed while cooking.
Serve in rolls, in pitot, or over rice.