Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joe on toasted whole-wheat bun
with baby spinach, topped with red onion and cole slaw.  Served with
brown rice (with turmeric) and a kiwi.
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen
Makes 4 cups

This low calorie, low carb and high fiber dinner turned out to be quite tasty!  I think it’d even be yummy enough to serve at a casual dinner party with different topping choices.  This is a quick and easy meal to make for Meatless Monday too.  All the ingredients can be found at our community-owned grocery store, Lost River Market & Deli.

1 cup dried brown or green lentils, rinsed
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 onion, chopped fine
½ red or green bell pepper, chopped fine
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Scant 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste  

Stir all ingredients together right in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours.
Serve on a toasted whole-wheat bun. 

Optional toppings:  Cole slaw; non-fat Greek yogurt; minced red onions; pickled jalapeños; provolone cheese; baby spinach or lettuces

Per Half Cup: 117 Calories; 0g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 562mg Sodium; 22g Carb; 9g Fiber; 4g Sugar; 8g Protein.
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS: WW Old Points 1.5 & WW PointsPlus 3

1 comment:

Angi said...

Made this tonight. Beautiful!! Thanks for posting!