Braised Lebanese Lentil Freekeh Bowl – Lentils.org

Braised Lebanese Lentil Freekeh Bowl

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August 29, 2018

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  • Prep: 15 Minutes
  • Cook: 20 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes

    20 Minutes

    35 Minutes

  • Yields: 10
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Directions

  1. In either a slow cooker or a large rondeau, add lentils, freekeh, cinnamon, currants, and stock. Cook on high for 35 minutes, dropping down to a simmer during the last 15 minutes, ensuring some stock remains.
  2. Stir in pine nuts, red pepper, kale, oil, lemon juice, cayenne, and pepper. Allow kale to soften and slightly wilt.
  3. Portion into bowls and garnish each serving with 2 oz of diced ham.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups (625 mL) lentils, whole red, dry

2 cups (500 mL) uncracked dry freekeh, rinsed, drained well

1 Tbsp (15 mL) cinnamon, ground

1/2 cup (125 mL) currants

2 qts (64 oz) low-sodium beef stock

1/3 cup (75 mL) pine nuts, toasted

1 cup (250 mL) red bell peppers, roasted, seeded, julienned

4 cups (2 L) lacinado kale, rough chop

3 Tbsp (45 mL) canola oil

1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice

2 tsp (10 mL) cayenne

1 tsp (5 mL) pepper

20 oz (600 g) cooked black forest ham, small dice

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 2/3 cups (400 mL)
Calories450
Sodium900 mg
Potassium615 mg
Protein31 g
Cholesterol25 mg
Sugar9 g
Total Fat11 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Total Carbohydrates63 g
Dietary Fiber12 g