Recipe by wyomugs
This is nutritious, flexible, and delicious! I adapted it from my trusty Mennonite Cookbook recipe, and our family loves it and always asks for more! It goes "viral" everytime I make it for a church gathering or some other food-fest! ENJOY!
Top Review by writedenise2
I followed the recipe as posted and used ground turkey. It turned out good. It is very much like a chili meal, though, I didnt think it had a lot of flavor. The family liked it though, adding crackers, shredded cheese and a little plain greek yogurt (tastes like sour cream) toppings. Served with salad. It was a great use of lentils but I probably would not make again.
- 1 lb ground beef (you can substitute Smoked Sausage ring or Kielbasa for a change of pace)
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 1 medium onion, coursely chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup corn (drained canned corn, or frozen, your choice)
- 2 -3 cups water (may need more)
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to personal preferences)
Directions See How It's Made
- In large skillet or dutch oven, brown beef and onions, and drain fat. If you choose the Smoked Sausage or Kielbasa, slice into 1/3-1/2 thick slices and brown.
- Sort lentils and wash.
- Add lentils and ALL remaining ingredients to meat mixture.
- Bring to boil, cover, and turn down to simmer. Simmer 45 mins, stirring every 15 mins or so and adding water if necessary. Most all water should be absorbed with only a little "sauce" left when ready to serve. Remove bay leaves, serve with bread and salad for complete meal.