Snobby Joes

Snobby Joes
Created By: Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Use: Pardina Brown Lentils
Yields: 4-6 servings
Kid-approved, Vegan

Snobby Joes
Recipe courtesy of Isa Chandra Moskowitz,


4 cups water

1 cup dried Spanish Pardina brown lentils from PNW Co-op Specialty Foods

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, diced small

1 green pepper, diced small

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons oregano

1 teaspoon salt

8 oz. can tomato sauce

1/4 cup tomato paste

3 Tablespoons maple syrup

1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

4 to 6 kaiser rolls or sesame buns (optional – for serving)


  • Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water.
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat.
  • Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more.
  • Add the cooked lentils, chili powder, oregano and salt, then mix.
  • Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.
  • Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can’t wait.

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