Lentils add a hearty healthy addition to traditional Sloppy Joes.1/4 cup Thrive Carrots 3/4 cup Thrive FD Onions 1/2 cup Thrive Mixed Bell Peppers 1/2 cup Thrive Green Chiles 1 cup ketchup 1 cup Thrive Lentils, rinsed 2 cups Thrive FD Ground Beef 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 tsp dried oregano 2 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste
In medium bowl combine carrots, onions, peppers, and chiles. Cover with hot water and let soak for 10 minutes. Drain well.
In large saucepan heat 2 Tbsp Canola oil over medium heat. Add drained veggies and stir 3-4 minutes, heating to soften.
Add 4 Tbsp ketchup, garlic, oregano, and lentils to pan. Stir 1-2 minutes. Add 8 cups water. Bring to boil and cook 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until water is mostly adsorbed, 35-40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
In small bowl, combine ground beef, remaining ketchup, and Worchestershire sauce. Stir to mix well. Add to lentil mixture and cook until mixture thickens, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Scoop on top of toasted whole-wheat buns and sliced cheese.