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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2000

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Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

233 calories; calories from fat 4%; fat 1g; saturated fat 0.1g; mono fat 0.4g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 44.2g; fiber 6.2g; iron 4.9mg; sodium 488mg; calcium 49mg.
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