I recently made delicious meatless Sloppy Joes the original recipe can be seen here. Of course like all other recipes I tweaked it a little for our family preferences. So here is my version.
1 cup uncooked lentils
4 cups water
1 tbs olive oil
1 bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 tbs chili powder
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1 ¼ cup tomato puree1 tbs maple syrup
4-6 Hamburger Buns
Put lentils in small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water; cover and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft; drain and set aside.
Preheat a medium pot over medium heat; saute onion and pepper in oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and saute a minute more. Add cooked lentils and spices and mix.
Add tomato puree. Cook about 10 minutes. Add maple syrup heat through; turn heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Serve on Hamburger Buns.