This recipe is from Veganomicon: the Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. It’s basically a remake of the sloppy joes that were delicious as a child but made with lentils and still delicious.
Just a pot or two
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 to 6 kaiser rolls or sesame buns
About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more.
Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.
Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can’t wait. I like to serve these open faced, with a scoop of snobby joe on each slice of the bun.