This family-friendly classic gets a fresh spin. Bonus for being easier to eat, too!
1/2poundground beef or turkey
1 15-ouncecan tomato sauce
Shredded cheddar cheese
Ranch dressingsee recipe I use below
Toasted french or sourdough bread slices
Place the rinsed lentils in a saucepan and cover with about 2-3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and let simmer until tender (about 20 minutes or so).
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the ground beef or turkey with the onion. Drain any excess oil off (I never do) and then add the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Bring to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally about 5-10 minutes. When the lentils are soft, drain them and add to the skillet, stirring well.
Serve in a bowl with lettuce, cheddar cheese, slice pepperoncinis and top with ranch dressing. Add some toasted bread and enjoy!