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No Meat Sloppy Joes

For Christmas, my parents had given me a book called Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. So, I thought I would introduce recipes from the book. My first called in the book “Snobby Joes”.

Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked lentils
4 cups water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium-size yellow onion, diced small
1 green pepper, seeded and diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp chile powder
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
2-3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard
4-6 Kaiser rolls or sesame seed buns, sliced in half horizontally

Directions:
Pour the lentils and water into a small saucepan. Cover and bring to boil. Once mixture is boiling, lower the heat and simmer no more than 20 minutes until the lentils are soft. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, pepper, and garlic in the oil no longer than 7 minutes.

Stir in the lentils, chile powder, oregano, and salt. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook no more than 10 minutes. Add maple syrup to taste and mustard, heat thoroughly.

Remove from heat and let sit in pot for about 10 minutes, so the flavor a can set in, or eat right away.

*This recipe is not word for word from the book. I had changed some to fit my cooking.

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