Monday, January 26, 2009

Lentil Bolognese *Untested*

This also sounds very interesting to try sometime and would be high in fiber, low in fat with the lentils rather than beef...

Lentil Bolognese (Courtesy of the WW message boards)

Lentil Bolognese
makes 6 servings

1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium carrots, shredded
2 medium stalk celery, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil (1 tsp per serving)
2/3 cup dry red lentils
14 oz canned Italian style stewed tomatoes
2 Tbsp canned tomato paste
2 cups chicken or veggie broth
1 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper


Chop onion, garlic, and celery. Grate carrots (use cheese grater). Add oil to pressure cooker (*), heat on medium. Saute onion, celery, carrots, and garlic for 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes (undrained), tomato paste, broth, marjoram, salt, pepper, and lentils. Stir together, then cover in pressure cooker for about 20 minutes. Serve over pasta.

* Note - if you don't have a pressure cooker, you could make this in a regular pot with a tight-fitting lid. Cook for about 40-45 min (until lentils and vegetables have softened).

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