I seriously love the play on the name! Not sure why they’re snobby though – I find them to be perfectly well-mannered, and not to mention, delicious. This was actually my first experience with lentils, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.
They were super easy to make, and inexpensive too, which is always a PLUS in my book!
Saute up some peppers, onion, & garlic
Add in your cooked lentils,chili powder, oregano, & salt
Then add in your tomato sauce + tomato paste and let everyone get acquainted.
After about 10 minutes, add in some maple syrup & yellow mustard…
…and you’ve got yourself some Snobby Joes!
(You can click here to see the full recipe – I reduced the amount of chili powder to about 1.5 tbsp because I’m a total wimp when it comes to anything remotely spicy)
Served along with some steamed green beans, yellow beans, & baby carrots (with a little fresh gahhlic.)
Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite convince the hubby to join me with this meal. He gets pretty freaked out by beans, so he decided to pass. I told him that I was going to force him to at least try a bite, which he hesitantly obliged — after some silly & disgusted faces, the final comment was, “It has really good flavor…but I still hate beans”
Oh well…. Maybe next time I’ll have to try to make some for him with some beef!
We were also trying to figure out if the lentils were cooked long enough? Like I said, I’ve never cooked lentils before, so I have no idea what the texture is supposed to be like? These were still fairly firm…so for my lentil-eating readers: What should I expect from cooked lentils??
The hubby and I are off to a bonfire in a few minutes to celebrate our friend Erika’s birthday! I’m secretly hoping that they have some s’mores!!!
Question of the Night:
What’s your favorite bonfire snack/treat?