Sloppy Lentils
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 1½ c dried brown lentils
  • One 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 c. water
  • 2T tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 T prepared mustard
  • 1 T packed light brown sugar or natural sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat oil is skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers, cover and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, stirring to coat.
  2. Transfer onion mixture to a 3½ - 4 quart slow cooker. Add lentils, tomatoes, water, tamari, mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Notes
The original recipe calls for cooking onions and peppers first in a pan, then adding it to the slow cooker. I just toss it all in. If there's a difference, I can't tell.
Recipe by Sprung At Last at http://www.sprungatlast.com/2013/03/sloppy-lentils/