Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
A grown-up version to the sloppy joe
- 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
- 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.
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!
Yum! I rated it a 4 because my family liked it but didn't rave about it. My toddlers wouldn't eat it and my oldest child didn't hate it :)
I thought it was REALLY good! I appreciate the comments about it being bland. I added a vegetable bouillon cube to the water, and about 4oz green chilis. Since lentils are best when they soak up flavors I cooked the ground turkey, onion and garlic then put all ingredients in the crockpot on high for 3.5hrs. Texture was great. I love lentils and was really happy with this.
We really loved this. I did use homemade tomato sauce and stock in place of the water, both of which I had in the freezer. Otherwise followed the recipe. The kids gobbled it up and hubby and I enjoyed it too. It's a very nice tomato flavor with a little zip from the vinegar. Thanks!