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Old 09-03-2006, 01:17 PM   #25
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Re: In search of bean recipes Updated w/ another question

Originally Posted by nigellas
Here's two:

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

- 1 bag lentils, cooked/drained
- 5-6 medium-large potatoes – cooked and prepare as mashed potatoes
- 2 celery stalks, minced
- 1 small can tomato sauce
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- olive oil for sautéing
- favorite herbs – Ie, Basil. Oregano, parsley

Preheat oven to 350

Sautee onion, celery, and garlic in olive oil. Add cooked lentils, tomato sauce, herbs, salt and pepper. Pour into baking pan (I use a 9 x 13) and cover with the mashed potatoes. Bake about 25 minutes
This sounds great. I grew up in England with tradtional meaty shepherd's pie and I'm so excited to try a good vegetarian alternative...

I like to make quesadillas with these.
Saute 1 onion and 3 garlic cloves.
Add 1 tsp ground cumin & cook for another minute.
Mash or blend 1 can of any beans ( I don't know about garbanzos??) and add it to the onion.
Throw in some chopped or dried parsley, salt and pepper.
Spread the beans on a tortilla and sprinkle some cheese on top and close it with another tortilla.
Put in the toaster oven or microwave until cheese has melted and VOILA
NOTE: tortillas burn quickly in the toaster oven.

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