Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Guest Post: Lentil BBQs

ShelleyBakes has been feeling exceedingly lazy lately and keeps forgetting to snap pictures with her meals (unless they are incredibly fugly, in that case - she purposely forgets to take a picture of said stuff.).  OK - wow, I'm going to stop referring to myself in third-person ... anyway - lucky for me, my buddy Deb sent me a couple recipes that are in her family's repertoire -- I love you as much as I love lentils Deb, and that's a lot. :)

Lentil BBQs

From Deb

2 cups lentils or 2 lbs ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, or a mix)
3 T butter (2 T if using meat)
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup ketchup or tomato sauce
½ cup water
2 T brown sugar
2 T lemon juice
1 T Worcestershire Sauce
1 T vinegar
½ tsp mustard (any kind – I usually use spicy brown)

For lentils: pick over, rinse, and put in pan with enough water to cover by about 1 inch.  Bring to a boil and then simmer until tender (about ½ hour – 40 minutes).  Drain.

For meat: brown in pan and drain.

Combine cooked lentils or meat in crock pot with rest of ingredients, mix, and cover.  Cook on low 4+ hours.  Serve on buns, over rice, with pasta with chips, in a tortilla, or whatever else you can think of.  It can even just be eaten by itself!

1 comment:

Deb said...

The kids like to eat this with chips - I let them do that instead of buns because they fill up on less bread that way. You could mix it with whole wheat pasta, rice, really anything you have laying around!