Braised Lentils

Braised Lentils

7 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

A comfort food side dish perfect for fall. Serve with you favorite meat, chicken or fish


1 cup brown or green lentils; (not red)
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 Onion; chopped
1 tomato; diced
1 tbsp basil paste or fresh basil; OR 1 tsp dried basil
1 1/2 cup chicken stock

Original recipe makes 2



In a medium sauce pan, saute the chopped onion until translucent. Add the diced tomato, basil paste and lentils. Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil and simmer about 15 to 20 minutes or until the lentils are soft and beginning to split. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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Delicious and nutritious, oh so good!

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This was so super easy and has an excellent flavor. I have some picky eaters in my house, but my kids were begging for seconds! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it is definitely something I will be making more often.
runswithfork 1y ago

I have a favorite way of making lentils, I love lentils, but for the sake of variety I tried this recipe and it was great!! Thanks for sharing it! Now I have another favorite lentil recipe.
Querian 3y ago

Simple to prepare, and tasty!
Jspiers 4y ago

Super tasty and good for you! Easy to make and to tweak if you're feeling adventurous :)
amyj0179 4y ago

Simple and tastes great!
Crashfm 5y ago

This was fast and easy and tasty. No extra sodium. A very healthy and great side dish.
rachelstetser 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
gleepart 7y ago

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