Recipe by Daphne2002
A grown-up version to the sloppy joe
Top Review by Trixyinaz
Mixed feelings on this one, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. Coworker and DH both said it was a little on the bland side and average. They felt it could have used more "spicy" spices to liven it up a bit. They both, however, agreed that the Lentils were very tasty in it and gave the sloppy Joes a unique texture. I personally thought it was wonderful every which way and around. FYI - I used ground turkey instead of beef and still felt it turned out great. If you are into a more spicy sloppy Joe, you will need to add more seasonings. If you aren't and want more of a mild sloppy Joe, make this meal 'as-is'. I love the lentils in it. I never would have added them on my own (not a big lentil fan), but they were great!
- 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb ground turkey
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups water
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 -8 hamburger buns
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook beef, onions, and garlic in large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink.
- Add water, tomato sauce, lentils, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes till lentils are tender.
- Serve on buns.