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Cooking Brown Lentils for Make Ahead Meals

 

For all those cooks out there that like to do batch cooking for make ahead meals.  I whipped a load of brown lentils that made enough for four meals that would serve four.  I learned 3 cups of cooked lentils makes enough to serve 4 for sloppy Joes, meatless muffins, Italian meatballs, and taco meat.

spanish-lentils-recipe

Cooking Brown Lentils for Make Ahead Meals

spanish-lentils-recipe

By Published: January 5, 2013

  • Yield: 16 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 25 mins

  For all those cooks out there that like to do batch cooking for make ahead meals.  I whipped a load of brown lentils that …

Ingredients

  • 17 cups water
  • 6 cups Brown Spanish Pardina lentils washed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon hickory liquid smoke

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, stir together the water, lentils, onion powder, garlic powder, and liquid smoke. Bring water to a low boil over medium heat.
  2. As soon as the water begins to boil. REDUCE HEAT to low and cover. Cook with a low simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure the lentils cook evenly.
  3. It's very important not to cook the lentils too fast or they will burst and become mushy. Tender brown lentils should hold their shape, and have a tender bite.
  4. Remove cooked lentils from heat and allow to cool completely before storing in the fridge.


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    • connie connie

      Hey, I had a question. The ingredients on your video for this doesn’t match the ingredients on this page exact.
      Can you post an updated ingredient list so I know I have it perfect. Thanks!
      LOVE ALL YOUR RECIPES !!!!!!