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Bean Pot Lentils

Yield 3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Lentils are loaded with soluble fiber, a type that may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 bacon slices, cooked and diced
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 180
  • caloriesfromfat 9 %
  • fat 1.8 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 10.4 g
  • carbohydrate 30 g
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 138 mg
  • calcium 66 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until lentils are tender.

  2. Stir in brown sugar and next 4 ingredients. Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325°, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour and 15 minutes.