Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Family Food Faves

My Mom sent me this recipe. She said "It sounds strange but it's really tasty!" I made it tonight and LOVED IT. It has lots of flavor and a good texture. Even the boys liked it...YEAH! It's high in protein, fiber, iron and vitamin B. Good for all my pregnant friends out there!

Lentil Spaghetti Sauce
yield: about 12 servings with pasta

1 1/2 cups washed, dry lentils
4 cups beef broth
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
1 60z can tomato paste
1 medium chopped onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon vinegar

Saute onion & garlic in a little EVOO for about 5 minutes. Add lentils, red pepper & broth. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

I used elbow macaroni pasta because it's easier for the boys to eat. But use your favorite shaped pasta.

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1 comment:

Harris Boys said...

yummy...thanks again for the great recipe!

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