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Sloppy Lentil Joes

 Lentil Sloppy Joes – Not the way your Momma made them.

Ingredients:

3 1/3  cups water or low-sodium vegetable stock
1  onion, chopped
1  red bell pepper, chopped
1  tablespoon chili powder
1½  cups dried brown lentils
1  15-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
2  tablespoons soy sauce
2  tablespoons Dijon mustard
2  tablespoons brown sugar
1  teaspoon rice vinegar
1  teaspoon * vegetarian  Worcestershire sauce
Salt to taste

 Directions:

Place 1/3 cup of the water or stock in a large pot. Add the onions and bell pepper and cook, stirring
occasionally until onions soften slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder and mix in well. Add
the remaining liquid, lentils, tomatoes, and the rest of the seasonings. Mix well, bring to a boil, reduce
heat, cover and cook over low heat for one hour, stirring occasionally. Serve on whole-wheat buns, or
fresh baked bread, with the trimmings of your choice.

*Serves 4 – 6 people.

* Vegan/vegetarian Worcestershire sauce can be found at Drug Emporium or Sandra’s Café & Health Food, Annie’s.

 Kristine Devillier, RND       www.natureslinkwellness.com      Nature’s Link Wellness Center