Ancho Lentils

READY IN: 40mins
Rita~
Recipe by Elmotoo

I made this up the other day when I had no idea what to make for dinner. I served it under poached eggs. My kids mentioned it would work wonderfully as a taco filling. There's probably several other uses, too! The ancho gives it a bit of heat without being overpowering.

Top Review by Rita~

I cut the ancho in half removed half the seeds and added 2 cloves garlic. The ancho was removed after cooking then skin peeled and flesh chopped and tossed back in. Garnished with a bunch of cilantro and kicked it up with pepper flakes.Served over Jeera rice. Made for Feb Sun and Spice. Thanks Bethie

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil. Add the ancho pepper & swirl around in oil while it heats.
  2. Add chopped onion & saute until softened & slightly caramelized. Don't rush this, it will take a few minutes.
  3. Add lentils & water or stock. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer & cook until liquid has been absorbed & lentils are cooked. Season with salt to taste.

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