Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lentil Sloppy Joes

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.


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