Friday, August 10, 2012

Barbecued Lentils

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.


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  1. Hubby would be pleased with the extra cheese on top. Gotta ask, though---the vanilla seems a bit "odd"-do you notice it in there?

    1. I was wondering about that too. Nope, you don't notice it as vanilla.

  2. That sounds delicious. I love bar BQ and lentils...never thought of them together. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

  3. Replies
    1. I think you'll like this one. You could probably do it in your solar oven!

  4. This sounds really good! I love lentils over just about anything. :)

  5. Perfect! I love lentils and BBQ :) My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week's link up here:
    Thanks, Cindy

    1. Thanks for the invite! Glad you found something you like here!

    2. Thanks for linking up over at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! I have tweeted and pinned your post to our "Gluten Free Fridays" board on pinterest! Thanks for making this week a HUGE success! We had over 110 recipes and still counting! I hope to see you back next week :)

    3. Thanks for inviting me! Continued blessings...


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