Here’s a new enlightened version of an old classic that is just perfect served in the traditional buns or over a bed of fresh-cooked grains.
Lentil-Tempeh Sloppy Joes
1 cup Cooked Lentils
1 cup Tempeh, crumbled
¼ Onion, large, chopped
½ med Green pepper, chopped
14.5 ounces Tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Brown sugar or other dark sweetener
⅛ teaspoon Garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon Salt
1/16 teaspoon Black pepper or to taste
1.Saute peppers and onions until soft. Add tomato sauce and seasonings to blend well. Add tempeh and cooked lentils and simmer until flavors are well incorporated, about 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adding salt or sugar.
2.Portion 1-2 tablespoons per slider and serve with sweet gherkin pickles as a garnish, if desired.