Friday, March 20, 2015

Healthy Vegan Friday- Sloppy Lentils

Kimmy at Rock my Vegan Socks does a link-up each Friday for healthy vegan recipes, and I wanted to share one of AP's favorites, sloppy lentils.  It's based on Robin Robertson's recipe from Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, and he will eat it for days, happily.  He actually did just that this week, we ate them twice for dinner and he had them for lunch every day.  The original recipe says 4-6 servings but it's 8 servings, easily.

Sloppy Lentils
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced fine
1 carrot, diced fine
1.5 cups brown lentils (not red, they will disintegrate!)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tamari
1 T chili powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 T italian seasoning
2 T brown sugar
squirt of mustard
3 cups water

Directions: Dump it all in the slow cooker, let it go on low for 8 hours. Boom. Forget about pre-cooking the veggies, it turns out awesome regardless.

All my ingredients, except the carrot, just pretend he's in there.
I like to stir it every hours or so starting at hour 4.  We like them a bit overdone, with the lentils nice and squishy.  

YUM. Let them go a little longer than you think you need- they get smokey as they break down.
Our favorite way to eat them is on buns with coleslaw. Healthy, easy comfort food for days.

So nice to come home to this after a long day.
We ate ours with sides of curry roasted Brussels sprouts.  Chop up a crapload of sprouts, toss them in some EVOO, curry powder, salt and pepper, roast them at 400 for 20 minutes, then stir in a handful of chopped cashews and let it go for another 10 minutes. 

I love the crispy little loose leaves.

Be sure to check out Healthy Vegan Fridays for more recipes!

1 comment:

  1. Well hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by Healthy Vegan Fridays and giving me a shoutout and sharing your awesome-sauce sounding Sloppy Lentils! Your mouthwatering recipe is being featured this week and I'm pinning your recipe to the HVF Pinterest Board =)