As promised, here's my own little take on the lentil sloppy joe! I have been craving these suckers big time which is super weird because not only have I never had one, I thought they looked disgusting when I was a kid. I mean, have you ever seen It Takes Two!?!? They are so messy and ground beef is the worst… But alas, while cray sloppy [hardy har har] they were also quite delicious. I was going to make everything from scratch via this recipe until I realized ain't no body got time for that, so here' s my super easy recipe. [Sloppy Joe Innards]
1 cup red lentils
3 cups water
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon of dry mustard, garlic powder, and salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar, optional [my sauce was a bit tart, so I wanted the sweetness]
1.5 cups of your favorite bbq sauce
Start with the onions and red peppers on medium heat in a dutch oven. You can use a touch of olive oil or water until soft. Once onions are translucent add mustard, garlic powder, salt, and brown sugar. Add 2 cups of the water and red lentils. Cook covered for 25 minutes. Stir add additional cup of water and bbq sauce. Cook uncovered for another 15 minutes until nice and thick!!
1 quarter of a red cabbage, shredded
1/2-3/4 cup Veganaise [personal preference]
1 tablespoon dijion mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients and pop in the fridge.
2 potatoes, cut into large wedges
tablespoon dried thyme
Preheat oven at 425 degrees. Drizzle with olive oil, thyme, salt and coat all of the potatoes. Make sure they are all touching the pan. Cook for 20 minutes and then flip, cook for another 15 or until crispy.
You can add Tabasco, Pickles, more BBQ, Slaw, the options are endless!!!!!!