In a deep pot, saut onions, garlic, and peppers in heated olive oil. Stir often. Cover and reduce heat to low, add tomato and juice, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add cooked lentils and seasonings (including chilies). Heat thoroughly before serving. If the mixture seems too dry at any time, add a few spoonfuls of water.
Serve sauce over cooked pasta or brown rice.
Total Calories Per Serving (without pasta): 145 Fat: 4 grams
This article was originally published in the July/August 1994 issue of the _Vegetarian_Journal_, published by The Vegetarian Resource Group.