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Friday, December 29, 2006

Lentil Sloppy Joes - comfort food!

I can't believe the new year is just around the corner. I am excited to see what new recipes I can try from all you vegan bloggers and what I can invent. Tonight was comfort food night. We had a variation of Sloppy Lentils from the We had them on Alvarado sprouted wheat hamburger buns (which are awesome and only 2 points on weight watchers), french fries, organic corn, sliced tomatoes, and organic applesauce with a sprinkle of cinnamon. I know there is no green on our plates, but, the lentils were green before I cooked them. Yum, what can I say. I feel happy and full. It is amazing how good eating vegan makes you feel. I am a happy camper!
Lentil Sloppy Joes (inspiration from Sloppy Lentils on the web site)
1 1/2 cups of rinsed lentils ( I used green/brown)
3 cups of water
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 onion
1 small or half a large bell pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
2 T. soy sauce
1/2 T. yellow mustard
1 T. mild chili powder
1 1/2 T. brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Bring water, broth, and tomatoes to a boil. (I used an immersion blender to chop the tomatoes up ever finer. Add lentils and let cook about 30 minutes.
While they are cooking saute' the onion and bell pepper in some vegetable broth or you can use a tiny bit of olive oil. Cook them until soft. Once soft add them to the lentils.
While they are simmering mix together the last five ingredients. Mix well until they are combined. Pour over the lentil mixture and stil until blended well. Cook until the lentils are done to your liking. I prefer mine to have just an ever so light bite to them. I then use an immersion blender, ( my new Christmas present from my sweet husband), to blend the mixture together. Don't over blend it our you will have soup. I blend only part so that I still have the texture of the lentils every now an then.


Gardner Family said...

oh wow! you have a blog now! Welcome to blog world! I will add you to my links! Love the healthy tips!!!

Sheree' said...

So good to hear from you! Thanks for posting too. You are my first post. Yeepee! I hope you have a super New Year! Thanks for the Christmas card it is great!