Today is one of those days where I wanted a very simple and fairly quick meal. When I was a kid, this meant sloppy joes, and as an adult, I've updated it to mean sloppy lentils. This recipe is so easy that I feel a bit silly for even posting it, but maybe some other people will appreciate its simplicity.
I like to eat this as an open faced sandwich on crusty bread.
4 Ingredient Sloppy Lentils (serves one, but easy to multiply)
1/2 cup dried red lentils
1 cup water (this doesn't count as an ingredient, right?)
1/3 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons mustard
2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
Bring the lentils and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes until the lentils are soft. Stir in the remaining ingredients for a couple minutes. Serve immediately. Top with salt and pepper or hot sauce (my favorite!).