Today, we had a Meatless Monday! 🙂 I have been slowly introducing the children to Lentil & Beans. It hasn’t been a favourite, but all the children are eager to try at least one bite! I made up this Lentil Loaf recipe as I went along, but the kids and I thought it turned out great!! 🙂 I combined a lentil loaf recipe & my tried & true meatloaf recipe. This is what I came up with:
2/3 cup Lentils
1.5 cups Water
1 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Chicken Broth (Homemade)
1/2 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tbsp Parsley
2 Individual Packets Dry Lipton Beef Vegetable Soup Mix
Shredded Cracker Barrel Marble Cheese
First, bring lentils and water to a boil, and simmer until lentils are soft. (about 40 minutes) Then, add all other ingredients (except cheese). Mix well. Spoon into a greased muffin tin. Bake at 400F for 40 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake another 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. I put this into a muffin pan, instead of a loaf pan, so that the children would each have an individual loaf. But, you could also bake it in a loaf pan.
For more information on cooking with pulses please check out the Manitoba Pulse Growers website. Under the Consumer menu, there is information on where to buy pulses, how to cook with them, and also some recipes.