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Veggie Sloppy Joes or Lentil Salad

This tangy recipe is really tasty. Serve hot on toasted buns as sloppy joes, or chilled on a bed of lettuce as a lentil salad. 


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 poblano pepper, chopped
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 cup red lentils, rinsed
3/4 cup Three Pepper Ketchup  
(Original, Spicy, More Spicy)
1 3/4/cups water
1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, pepper, and oregano until onion is translucent and pepper is soft, about 6 minutes.
  2. Deglaze with red-wine vinegar. Add Three Pepper Ketchup, water, red-wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Add lentils and mix well.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and cover. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes, stirring regularly.
  4. Cook until lentils are soft but still hold their shape. Be careful not to overcook. Serve hot on toasted rolls with additional Three Pepper Ketchup.
    Chill for a few hours and serve on a bed of lettuce for a delicious lentil salad.