Monday, August 25, 2008

Fast Sloppy Lentils

Its always tough to go back to work after the weekend! I felt exhausted today and had a very slow Monday at work. After work, I practiced some Turbo Kick and then took Body Pump. After pump, I went to Josh's softball game and then came home to make a quick and easy dinner. I saw lots of postings for Sloppy Lentils but they all used a slow cooker and took approximately 8 hours to cook. I needed something way faster so I went with the following recipe (feel free to add in shredded carrots, chopped onions, green peppers etc, I made a bare bones version!):

2 15 ounce cans dark red kidney beans
7 to 10 ounces tomato sauce (depends how sloppy you want them!)
1 T Chili powder
1 T Brown Sugar
1 tsp cumin

Place all ingredients in a pot on medium heat. Allow mixture to start to boil and then turn heat to low, let simmer 10-15 minutes. Serve on buns or alone and top with cheese if desired.

This was seriously a delicious and simple combo. A great dinner!


eatingbender said...

These look great! I definitely want to make sloppy lentils before the summer is over. Thanks for showing an easy and delicious recipe!

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VeggieGirl said...

Sounds like a great Monday you had!! Ah yes, it's NEVER easy starting the week back up again, after a nice weekend :0)

Sloppy Lentils?? YUM!!!!

chandra said...

I was just looking for a meatless alternative to sloppy joes!! I love it!

I'm still super jealous that you're a turbo instructor... I haven't been to a turbo class in so long! :(

HangryPants said...

I loved sloppy joes when i was little. What a great idea!

Caitlin said...

the corn soup was delicious! it would make a great base in so many recipes.

Erica said...

Jenn- Thank you :)

Mizfit- haha

VG- Yes, and even my husband loved them!!

Chandra- This is a great option! Haha- its no wonder you haven't been to Turbo in a while, you've been training for this crazy past weekend you just had!!

Hangry- :) thanks

Caitlin- I will def be looking for it!

bhealthier said...

such a good idea!!

Aggie said...

I'm making these for dinner this week! :)

Veronica said...

I've never made lentils this way--how fun and creative! I must try this. Thanks!