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Maple-Espresso Baked Lentils

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Servings: 8-10

This recipe brings lentils into a baked bean-like recipe along with flavours of maple and espresso for an unforgettable side dish.

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    4-6 slices bacon, chopped

    1 small onion, chopped

    3 garlic cloves, chopped

    1 cup (250 mL) dry red lentils

    3 cups (750 mL) chicken or onion stock

    ΒΌ cup (60 mL) pure maple syrup

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) ketchup or 1 Tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard

    2 tsp (10 mL) espresso powder or instant coffee granules (optional)

    to taste salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions

  1. In a large, heavy oven-proof skillet or shallow pot, cook the bacon over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until soft; add the onion and cook until the bacon is almost crisp. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Add the lentils, stock, maple syrup, brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, mustard, and espresso powder and bring to a simmer, stirring. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes, or until the lentils are tender and the mixture is thick and sticky around the edges. If it seems too dry, add some extra stock or water and return it to the oven or simmer on the stovetop until it has the texture you prefer.
  4. Serve immediately or cool, then refrigerate overnight or for up to four days; reheat on the stovetop before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup ( 125 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 160
  • Total Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Carbohydrates 23 g
  • Dietary Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 9 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Sodium 240 mg
  • Potassium 195 mg
  • Folate 41 mcg