• Snobby Joes

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    Thank you to my wonderful vegetarian friends in our Facebook group, Dinner Intervention, for suggesting these marvelous Snobby Joes from the blog Post Punk Kitchen.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup uncooked green lentils
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
    • 1 green pepper, diced small
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons oregano
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 8 oz can tomato sauce
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste
    • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
    • 4 to 6 kaiser rolls or sesame buns (optional – for serving)

    Directions:

    Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside.

    About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more.  Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes.

    Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can’t wait.

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