Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry red lentils, rinsed well
  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed well
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red/yellow onion, diced
  • 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground ginger or 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sazón
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp sugar - optional
  • 1 small diced sweet potato
  • 3 cups low sodium veggie broth

How to steps

  1. In a large sauce pan, add in celery and onions and sauté until onions are softened

  2. Add in green bell pepper, sweet potato, garlic and ginger

  3. Sauté until fragrant

  4. Add spice mix except bay leaf

  5. Move spices around for a minute or until fragrant

  6. Add in lentils and crushed tomatoes

  7. Stir together then add in veggie broth

  8. Bring mixture to a boil and add bay leaf

  9. Reduce to a simmer and cover

  10. Allow to cook for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender, cooked through and thickened

  11. Remove from heat and stir before serving

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