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How do you use your Lentils??

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Re: How do you use your Lentils??

Honey-Baked Lentils
These always end up a little looser than I expect, so sometimes I will thicken at the end.

Indian Red Lentil Soup
A bowl of this and some crusty bread. Yum!

I will use them in our sloppy joe recipe too!
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Honey-Baked Lentils
These always end up a little looser than I expect, so sometimes I will thicken at the end.

Indian Red Lentil Soup
A bowl of this and some crusty bread. Yum!

I will use them in our sloppy joe recipe too!
For sloppy joes do you just add then in, or do you subsitute them for somrthing else?? Do you have to precook them or do they cook up with the rest of the recipie??
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Re: How do you use your Lentils??

Google 5 dollar dinners -lentil rice casserole. We love it and it's a cheap meal.

Also, I can't tell you wah page but the crock pit sticky above has a great lentil black bean enchiladas that we all like. Hubs is a meat man and he likes them and doesn't miss the meat.


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For sloppy joes do you just add then in, or do you subsitute them for somrthing else?? Do you have to precook them or do they cook up with the rest of the recipie??
I cook them separately- I've heard salt and acidity aren't good when cooking lentils, and sloppy joe mixture has both in spades!
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Re: How do you use your Lentils??

Love these ideas. I just use mine in sausage and lentil stew from Allrecipes. I love it but could really use some ideas for varying things up a bit.
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I made a slow cooker dish last night with lentils, cabbage, pork sausage and chopped up onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Not a kid-friendly dish for my house but I fixed pizza for them! I bought the lentils specifically for this recipe but ordinarily lentils are not in our diet.
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Re: How do you use your Lentils??

Lentil & Kale soup -

28 oz Beef broth (you can use chicken too)
1 1/2 c water
1 c brown lentils (or french green)
1 c celery, chopped
1 c carrots, chopped
1/2 c onion, diced
1 tsp fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried, crushed
1/2 tsp red pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
1 lb Italian sausage (loose) cooked and drained
a lot of Kale

Mix everything in a pot. Bring to a boil then simmer for 25-30 min until lentils and veg is tender (I actually simmer it a couple hours so the flavors can really develop). In the last 5 min add Kale, washed and chopped up. Serve or let cool then put in ziplocks and freeze.
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Re: How do you use your Lentils??

I add red lentils to my taco meat. Ground beef, onion and garlic, taco seasoning, red lentils and either frozen or canned tomatoes. I cook a couple of hours on the stove but would be good in a crock pot too. The lentils almost disappear and my kids never complain.
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Re: How do you use your Lentils??

I like to make lentil soup (spicy indian lentil soup) and to add them to spaghetti sauce.
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