Ugly food alert! There really just was not any way I could make this prettier. What this lacks in appearance makes up tenfold in taste. I was afraid there wouldn't be enough flavor as I was making these. I am happy to say that I was so wrong! The flavor was fantastic and I ended up eating way, way too many of these.
I know I'll make them again and I might just add some leftover ham to it next time.
Lentil Baked Beans Recipe
Adapted from Moveable Feasts
4 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups lentils, rinsed and picked over
4 cups water
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more as needed
2 tablespoons neutral oil
2 tsp. mustard
1 tablespoon cider vinegar, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon ground pepper, plus more as needed
1 bay leaf
Preheat the oven to 350°F
In a pan, fry bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes, or until softened. Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
Add the lentils, water, ketchup, maple syrup, oil, mustard, vinegar, pepper and bay leaf. Stir well and season with salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, place in oven, and bake for 45 - 50 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Or if your pan doesn't go in the oven, place in a 9 x 13 in. baking dish.
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This is linked with:
Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT Family
Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Whole Foods Wednesday at This Chick Cooks
Gluten Free Wednesday at Gluten Free Homemaker
Recipe Linky at Newlyweds
Mommy Club at Crystal and Co.
Ingredient Spotlight: Beans at Eat at Home