Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sloppy lentil burrito

we've been slowly cleaning out the pantry, freezer and fridge, so recipes have been quite an experimental hodge podge around here. luckily i found a bag of green lentils, and was able to throw together a vegan sloppy joe, instead wrapped up in a yummy wheat tortilla.


  • 2 cups cooked lentils (1 - 1.25 cup dry lentils)
  • 1/2 can chili beans (in chili sauce)
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce/nama shoyu
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
    • *(or 1/2 jalapeno)

read lentil package for cooking instructions. while lentils are cooking, heat up chili beans. once cooked, drain as much chili sauce as possible (without washing it off) - if you don't discard some of the sauce, your sloppy joe will be extra soupy. throw half of the can of beans, a little of the chili sauce, and the jalapenos (if using) in the magic bullet or food processor. drain the lentils, then add the chili bean paste, about 6 oz. of tomato sauce, and the rest of the ingredients back in the saucepan and simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes.

wrap in a wheat tortilla and serve up with some sea salt & vinegar chips. makes about 4 burritos.

2 comments:

jd said...

This looks delicious!

I love the idea of wrapping sloppy lentils up in a wheat tortilla... mmm!

Sounds great & easy, which I love :)

ttfn300 said...

that does sound yummy!! although i'm not familiar with chili beans?