Lentils are one of the most versatile legumes out there.
They can be made into burgers, added to salads,
or smothered in a vegetarian array of flavors.
I found this recipe and adapted it to our taste.
Lentils need no presoaking like other beans.
Just 20-30 minutes and they're done!
A bay leaf is always added to the beanpot for extra flavor.
We ate this over baked potatoes,
but it would be delicious over rice, pasta, homemade bread or rolls.
A bit of cheddar was added to the top.
Barbecue Baked Lentils
3 C water
2 C lentils
1/2 t salt, divided
1 C diced onion
2/3 C ketchup
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t allspice
1/4 t pepper
Combine water, lentils and 1/4 t salt in saucepan.
Cook 20 minutes, or until beans are tender.
Drain and reserve 1 C liquid.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine lentils and onion in baking dish.
Combine 1/4 t salt, liquid and remaining ingredients
in a measuring cup. Stir, then add to lentil mixture.
Bake 1 hour, covered.
***We didn't have any ginger or allspice,
so they were omitted.
We wanted it a bit soupier,
so we added another 1/2 C of water at the end.