Barbecue Lentils

Upon request, (ahem Sunnie )  I have my Barbecue lentil recipe up! I really, really enjoy a good barbecue and have an intense passion for barbecue sauce. I created this recipe when I decided I wanted something different from the average sloppy Joe and in honor of my friend Jessica, who is a vegetarian. After a couple trial runs, I found a winning combination. Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we  my mom and I did.

Lentil Barbecue:

2 c. Lentils

3 3/4 c. Water (or chicken broth)

Bring lentils and liquid to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for forty minutes, or until lentils are soft.  They lentils should not be runny.

Add to the cooked lentils:
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tsp. Onion Powder

1 Tbsp. White Vinegar

1/2 Tsp. (or more if desired) of Mustard

1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

1/3 c. Ketchup (or favorite sweet barbecue sauce)

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Stir in all ingredients. Bring to a simmer again (if necessary add liquid to texture that is desired). Simmer for 15 minutes. Top on Whole Wheat Bread, Buns, or Lettuce.