Cooking for Men's Health Event Sept. 21

The Michigan Institute of Urology is hosting its annual Men's Health Event on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

The event is at Ford Field from 9-3 p.m. and offers free health screenings valued at more than $2000, including screenings for skin, oral and colon cancers, EKG testing, hearing, dental exams and more. Attendees can also get lunch and free haircuts.

Dr. Michael Lutz from the MIU Men's Health Foundation joined us on The Nine to tell us more about the event, along with Chef Ryan Kendall to make a healthy sloppy joes recipe. You can get his recipe below.    

Total prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

2c - brown lentils
8c - water
1t - kosher salt
2T - olive oil
3T - minced red onion
3T - small diced green pepper
1t - minced garlic 
2c - cauliflower "rice" (packed) (simply grate cauliflower head on box grater)
¼ t - salt and pepper mix
1c - cooked lentils
1t - chili powder
2T - tomato paste
1/8 c - balsamic vinegar 
½ c - sweet BBQ sauce 

1.     Combine brown lentils, water and kosher salt in a large pot and simmer for 30 minutes until lentils are tender.  Set aside.
2.    Heat skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.  Add peppers and onions for 5-10 minutes or until they begin to brown.  Add garlic for 5 minutes, making sure to watch closely so it doesn't burn.  Be sure to stir occasionally to avoid sticking.
3.    Fold in lentils and cauliflower rice.  Cook until crisp, about 5-10 minutes.
4.    Stir in tomato paste.
5.    Add balsamic vinegar and stir to help release cauliflower mixture from pan.
6.    Remove from heat.
7.    Stir in barbeque sauce and serve.