Last week, I saw a recipe for Tacos made with lentils and I started wondering if lentils could replace meat in other recipes as well. I thought I would give it a try with Sloppy Joes. It turned out great! These sloppy joes really did taste like the "real thing." The texture was slightly more bumpy, but overall I would make these again. Lentils are so good for you, so it's worth the texture tradeoff.
1 Tbl vinegar
2 tsp Worcestershire
1-1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 c chopped onion
1/3 c chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped banana pepper or pepperoncini
8 oz tomato sauce
1 (12oz) bottle Chili Sauce
1/4 tsp chili powder
Hot dog buns (or other buns/bread)
- Boil 1 cup lentils in about 3 cups of water until soft. I boiled them for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine vinegar, worcestershire, and honey.
- Drain lentils if needed. Add onion, bell pepper, pepperoncini, tomato sauce, chili sauce, red pepper, chili powder, and vinegar mixture. Stir to blend.
- Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer 20 minutes or until thickened.
- Serve on toasted buns.
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