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From the Harrisburg Patriot Food section for Dec 14. No promises because I am putting it here for me also From the Biggest Loser Cookbook by Rodale Added: July 15th. I tried this. The brown lentils seem to take forever as the reviewers said. I would suggest trying a faster lentil. Red might be much easier in this recipe but watch it carefully when you do. French took ages. No all Lentils are not created equal [grin]
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 3⁄4 cup tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried brown lentils, rinsed
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Heat oil in 2 qt pan on med heat.
- Add onion and cook 3 minutes or until softened.
- Add garlic, chili powder and mustard powder; cook 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Do not brown the garlic.
- add broth, sauce, vinegar, mustard, honey, and lentils; stir well and bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes until lentils are tender but intact.
- Cook times will vary if needed add 1/4 cup water and simmer five more minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
I made the changes suggested by the reviewers (3/4 cup lentils to 2 cups broth). I also added a tiny bit of Sriracha to give it a little kick. It made for a *great* dinner. I served it over brown rice with a side of kale. Yummy!!!
Delicious...I took everyone's suggestions and used red lentils...but I still needed to cook them for 45 minutes (adding 1/4 C water twice) Also used only 1t of chili powder. We loved them! Thanks very much.
Very tasty. I needed a side for a grilled ham steak; and don't like the flavor of canned pork and beans or ranch beans. Also, lentils are much quicker and easier than dried beans. However, a word about the sauce to lentil ratio. Every recipe I have used for lentils calls for 2 cups liquid to one cup of lentils for a "dry" or "pilaf" style outcome. For a "saucy" dish they usually ask for 3 cups liquid. So, I followed your recipe almost exactly EXCEPT used only 3/4 cup of lentils. Liquid was 2 cups chicken broth and an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. It came out great. Simmer time was a little over 45 minutes, still much quicker than dried beans. I have heard that salt and acids like vinegar or tomatoes will lengthen the cooking time for lentils.