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Braised Lentils

Braised Lentils is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

Chicken stock, bacon and fresh thyme enhance the flavor of these braised lentils, which are a classic accompaniment to duck confit.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 oz. bacon, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups lentils, rinsed and drained
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a large fry pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fat has rendered, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Increase the heat to medium-high, add the wine, bay leaf and thyme sprigs and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the stock and lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the lentils are tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Season the lentils with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Serves 8.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from tasty, simple, easy didn't have celery or bacon on hand - still delish. I recommend doubling the thyme and garlic. Because the lentils are relatively bland, it won't overpower the dish. Also, made this with red lentils and shaved off 15-20 min of cooking time.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Al Dente Lentils Just cook the lentils longer than specified, because mine came out al dente.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Flavor We are trying to eat one meatless meal a week; this recipe uses such a small amount of bacon that I am putting it in that category. It could also easily be transformed into a vegetarian or even vegan meal with the elimination of bacon and using vegetable broth. The flavor was excellent and it was quick and easy to put together; it is also a healthy and very affordable meal. I will certainly make Braised Lentils again.
Date published: 2012-10-16
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