Dear Future Self: How many times are you going to make this recipe before you smarten up and realize that you CANNOT make it in the 90 minutes that the recipe calls for. It. Can't. Be. Done. Plan to use boiling broth, turn up the temperature, and put it in the oven for at least 2 and a half hours. Or better yet, cook it on the stovetop for 90 minutes. Add some tomatoes, herbs from the yard, and extra onions. Yum yum! My husband and my toddler gobble it up!
I've made this twice, once as stated and once with adjustments, and just didn't love it, sorry.
Liked this recipe a lot. Our family eats a lot of vegetarian meals, and this is very healthy and super cheap to make. For a little more spicy flavor, I added 1/4 tsp. cumin and 1/8 tsp. ground cayenne red pepper. Added a bit more garlic powder also (heaping 1/4 tsp.). It tasted wholesome and delicious. I did need to bake it quite a bit longer than the recipe directed. I baked 1 hr 10 min at 300 degrees, added cheese, recovered with foil, then baked about 40 min at 350 degrees until liquid was absorbed in bottom of casserole.
Very filling and quite delicious. We added a bit of cayenne and cumin as well to appease our spiciness craving.
I'm new to cooking and this is so perfect for my family, I make it couple times a month -- we can make it organic vegan! -- very popular in Vancouver BC. This dish is somewhat impressive at pot lucks, packs well for lunches. Gotta agree with the other comments -- love it!
Good and easy. I added about a 1/4 cup more lentils to help absorb the liquid per comments below. I also baked at 325 for one hour and then added the cheese and baked at 350 for 13 minutes. I let it rest for 5-10minutes before serving and still had just a bit too much liquid, but was delicious and will make this again and again due to great combo of tasty/healthy/easy/cheap!
Super simple and absolutely delicious! It seemed so weird to put such a watery pan into the oven, but it cooked up perfectly and was so good! I used a little less onion, and a little more Italian seasoning. Very filling, and we will definitely eat again! Can think of lots of ways to change it up.
Not a favorite of ours, but definitely edible, especially if trying to get more fiber from lentils, or eating vegetarian. My husband and kids thought the flavor was ok, but couldn't see it as a hearty main course. Best served as a sometime side dish for our family of five. Easy recipe to follow, and cooked just as I anticipated. Thanks for sharing.
Delicious, easy, cheap! I used fresh garlic and added tomato. Next time I'll add bell peppers as well. Excellent, thank you!