Lentil Bolognese 

Lentil Bolognese 

Ingredients

Yield: (6 cups).

  •     1 tsp olive oil

  •     1/2 c diced celery

  •     1/2 onion, diced

  •     4 cloves garlic, minced

  •     2 Tbsp white wine vinegar

  •     2 c low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  •     1 c dried lentils (any color – mine were brown)

  •     1 28oz. can crushed tomatoes with juice

  •     2 tsp dried oregano

  •     2 tsp dried parsley

  •     1 tsp dried basil

  •     salt & pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a large stock pot, heat oil on medium-high.

  2. Add celery & garlic. Cook, stirring often, about 15 minutes.

  3.  Add vinegar and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in the broth, 1 c water, lentils, tomatoes, oregano, parsley & basil.

  4. Reduce heat to medium & simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.