OCTOBER

OCTOBER

October 31, 2013

SCRUMPTIOUS SLOPPY JOES


It's here........Halloween night! Time for hot comfort food and watching "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!" Little trick or treater's will begin to make their way around the neighborhood to show off their costumes, enjoy the magical glowing jack- o -lanterns and receive yummy treats to fill their pumpkins! It's a rainy night here in Texas, so we are going to enjoy these ever so good Lentil Sloppy Joes. The Divine Miss M sent me this recipe and it sounded like the perfect Halloween night dinner! You could easily omit the ground beef and make these vegetarian, if you wish!
 
Mae Mobley wishes you all a very happy and safe Halloween!
 
 



Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes
1 cup uncooked green lentils
4 cups water
½ lb extra lean (90%) ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon salt
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard


 

Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside.

About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, set a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute the ground beef and onion for about 7 minutes, crumbling with a spatula as you cook, until the beef is no longer pink. Add the garlic and saute a minute more.  Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Add the brown sugar and mustard and heat through. Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can blend. Serve on bulky rolls.
 

 

 

2 comments:

  1. Mae Mobley..you look fantastic. "Happy Halloween"

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  2. I like the addition of lentils in the sloppy Joe's...more protein. What a great idea for an autumn dinner, XOXO

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