Lentil Sloppy Joes

I have been looking at more “kid friendly” recipes and saw many renditions of a lentil sloppy Joe so I decided to try my hand at it. I have never had an actual sloppy Joe so I can’t speak to the comparison but this was really tasty and the kids loved it. I count that as a success.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1/2 a yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • hamburger buns

Add the lentils and vegetable broth to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes. (They are done when they are tender.) Drain and set aside.

IMG_2527

Heat the oil and once hot add the garlic, onion, and green bell peppers. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.

IMG_2529

Add the coconut sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Stir to combine.

IMG_2532

Add in the lentils and cook until heated through and thickened.

IMG_2534

Serve on toasted buns.

IMG_2537

Don’t be fooled by her stink face, she loved it.

IMG_2526

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s