LENTIL SLOPPY

JOE

THINK IN THE BOX

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This child hood classic will send you back to the good old days. It is simple, only takes a few steps and can feed the entire family!

Add ground beef to get more of that classic taste or keep it vegetarian with just lentils. 

Whichever you choose it is sure to be delicious! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped

  • 1 small onion finely diced

  • 3 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 cups water

  • 1 cup broth beef or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup brown lentils

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (use vegetarian Worcestershire sauce if desired)

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 8 hamburger buns

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook green pepper and onion in olive oil until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, water, broth and lentils.

  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook 25 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients (except buns) and simmer an additional 10-15 minutes or until thickened.

  • Spoon lentil mixture over hamburger buns and serve.

  • enjoy!