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Honey Baked Lentils

Honey Baked Lentils

56 Ratings
56 Ratings
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Honey Baked Lentils
Makes: 7 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

This sweet and savory entree is packed with fiber, protein, and potassium!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups lentils (uncooked, 1 pound)
  • bay leaf (1 small, optional)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup carrots (Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon herbs (fresh or dried)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine rinsed lentils, bay leaf, and 5 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover tightly and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes. Do not drain. After cooking, discard bay leaf.
  3. Chop onion. Combine onions and carrots with 1 cup water. Add to lentils and stir into a 9x13 baking dish.
  4. Brown ground beef (if using). Drain and discard fat. Add the meat to the lentil mixture.
  5. Pour honey over entire casserole.
  6. Add herbs if desired.
  7. Cover tightly with foil and bake it for one hour at 350 degrees.
     

Notes

Replace 1 cup water with 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon oregano, and 2 cups tomato sauce.
Omit the ground beef for a meatless meal that is lower in calories and fat.
Learn more about onions.

Source:

Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service.
 

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup, 1/7 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 321
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 44 mg
Carbohydrates 52 g
Dietary Fiber 15 g
Total Sugars 18 g
Added Sugars included 13 g
Protein 23 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 57 mg
Iron 7 mg
Potassium 839 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 321
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 20 mg
Carbohydrates 52 g
Dietary Fiber 15 g
Total Sugars 18 g
Added Sugars included 13 g
Protein 23 g
Minerals
Calcium 57 mg
Potassium 839 mg
Sodium 44 mg
Copper 514 mcg
Iron 7 mg
Magnesium 77 mg
Phosphorus 388 mg
Selenium 10 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 153 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg
Vitamin B12 0.7 mg
Vitamin C 5 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 9 mcg
Folate 334 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 4 mg
Choline 82 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 1/4 cups
Protein Foods 4 1/2 ounces

Write a review

I definitely added more spices - the recipe is a little bland as it is written.
07/06/10
Very easy to make. I loved the way it tasted, but I think most people might find it too bland, so I gave it a 3 rating.
01/22/08
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