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Barbecue Baked Lentils

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Use all your favorite baked bean ingredients–onion, ketchup, maple syrup, and mustard–but use lentils instead of kidney or pinto beans. The earthiness of the lentils is a good match for the smokiness of grilled meats.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups dried brown lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 233
  • caloriesfromfat 4 %
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 14.4 g
  • carbohydrate 44.2 g
  • fiber 6.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4.9 mg
  • sodium 488 mg
  • calcium 49 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine water, lentils, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes. Drain lentils in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

  3. Combine lentils and diced onion in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, reserved cooking liquid, ketchup, and the remaining ingredients. Pour the ketchup mixture over the lentil mixture, stirring to combine. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Cook's Notes

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