Lentil Sloppy Joes

Lentil-Sloppy-JoesIngredients

1 cup dry green lentils, soaked overnight*
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 medium-size carrots, peeled and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1 green bell pepper, cored and diced (about 3/4 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
1 (15 ounce) can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon mustard powder (or 1 tablespoon yellow mustard)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 cup tomato paste + 1/8 cup ketchup (or 1/4 cup ketchup or tomato paste)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper