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Lentils Braised with Beets & Red Wine

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 4 Hours 15 Minutes

Servings: 4-6

Beet and red wine infused lentils are a healthy side dish which pairs wonderfully with roasted chicken or fish. Browned butter is an optional add-in, but it makes the dish over the top delicious.

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    6 Tbsp (45 mL) butter, divided

    1 1/4 cups (310 mL) diced beets

    1 cup (250 mL) diced onions

    1 cup (250 mL) diced carrots

    1/2 cup (125 mL) diced celery

    4 garlic cloves, minced

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme leaves

    1 bay leaf

    1 1/2 cups (375 mL) green lentils

    3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable stock

    3/4 cup (175 mL) red wine

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

    1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

    1/2 cup (125 mL) Feta cheese, for garnish


Directions

  1. Heat 3 Tbsp (45 mL) butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Once melted, stir in beets, onions, carrots, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes until vegetables are slightly softened.
  2. Turn heat to medium and stir in garlic. Saute another minute.
  3. Add cooked vegetables, herbs, lentils, stock, red wine, salt, and pepper, into a 4 or 5-quart slow cooker. Stir well. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low, until lentils and vegetables are tender. If the sauce needs to be thicker, continue cooking high until it has reduced to desired consistency.
  4. Near the end of cooking, prepare the browned butter. Place 3 Tbsp (45 mL) butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. It will bubble and froth and eventually turn a nutty golden brown. Remove the butter from the heat.
  5. Sir the browned butter into the lentils and season with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with crumbled Feta cheese.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 360
  • Total Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Carbohydrates 37 g
  • Dietary Fibre 9 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Sodium 930 mg
  • Potassium 657 mg
  • Folate 48 mcg