Start by sauteéing garlic, carrots & onions in a little bit of EVOO. After a few minutes, add the peppers (they don't take quite as long).
Once vegetables are softened add the lentils (rinsed) and tomato sauce.
Add tomato paste, spices, salt and pepper. Mix.
Add the cilantro. Mix and simmer for 15-20. Serve on a whole wheat bun.
Seriously Sloppy Lentils
adapted from Passionate Homemaking
Makes 4 heaping sloppies
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium sized carrot, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 can lentils, rinsed
14 oz jar of plain tomato sauce
1 can of tomato paste
1/4 t cumin
1/2 t chili powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper (less if you don't like spicy, start with less and add to taste)
1/4 t garlic powder
salt & pepper
4 whole wheat buns
Heat Olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauteé garlic, onion and carrots for a few minutes. Add pepper. Sauteé until softened to your liking. Add the lentils, tomato sauce, tomato paste, spices, salt and pepper. Mix. Add chopped cilantro (about 8-10 big leaves). Salt & Pepper to taste. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve on whole wheat buns (open faced and with a fork and knife for more proper dining, close faced and with a bib if you can handle it).
Bon Appétit! They were so good. Paul kept going back for more.