Total Time
50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Sloppy Joes are perfect winter comfort food. But what if you're serving a crowd and want to keep costs low? Snobby Joes to the rescue. Made with lentils instead of ground beef, Snobby Joes are a family favorite at my house. They cook up quickly and taste just as good as the real deal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pour lentils and water into saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower the temperature and simmer for 20 minutes until lentils are cooked soft.
  3. About 10 minutes after you lower the temperature on the lentils, sauté onions over medium-high heat in a large saucepan until slightly softened.
  4. Add the peppers and garlic and continue sautéing until the peppers and garlic are soft and the onions are starting to get golden in color.
  5. Shake in cumin and chili powder and mix well.
  6. Strain the cooked lentils and pour into the pan with the onions. Stir together.
  7. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, mustard and brown sugar and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  8. Lower the temperature to minimal heat and keep warm until you're ready to eat (the longer it sits, the more flavors will meld together).
  9. Serve your Snobby Joes in pita, a hamburger bun, or over rice.