Lentil Joes

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- For a change of pace, use lentils as a sandwich filler, such as in Lentil Joes. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- For a change of pace, use lentils as a sandwich filler, such as in Lentil Joes.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Lentil Joes

Serves 6 to 8. Recipe is by Julie Kay.

2 cups dried lentils

1 (32-oz.) box chicken broth

1 carrot, peeled and shredded or thinly sliced

½ green bell pepper, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1⁄3 cup barbecue sauce

1. Put lentils into slow cooker.

2. Add chicken broth, carrot , bell pepper, celery, onion, salt and pepper.

3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Stir. Remove from cooker and add barbecue sauce.

4. Spoon onto buns or into pita pockets.