How much do you know about lentils? These little legumes are packed with nutrition and make a great substitute for meat. Your family won’t even realize this recipe is vegetarian when they taste the tangy, delicious combination of ingredients. Each serving delivers more than 10 grams of protein and only 186 calories! Spread a scoop on a whole wheat bun with a slice of cheese and avocado, and you’ve got yourself the perfect sandwich. If you’re really feeling daring, try a scoop on top of a baked potato or even nachos. Don’t say we didn’t warn you—this stuff is delicious!
Time: 60 hours
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Rinse the lentils thoroughly and place in a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, and then lower to a simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Be careful not to overcook as the lentils will continue cooking with the other ingredients. In a separate large pan over medium heat, sauté the onion, bell pepper and carrot in water for 5-10 minutes. Add the garlic clove, chili powder and paprika. Cook and stir constantly for two minutes. Drain the lentils and add them to the veggie mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer over medium heat for 20-30 minutes. Serve on whole wheat bun with desired toppings.
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