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Hearty Lentil and Bulgur Stew

What you need: 

1c.dried green lentils
4-1/2 cup water
1/2 cup bulghur
1/2 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon pepper
2Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion
4-6 cloves of garlic
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
any green you like: kale,chard,collard, etc.
optional - eggplant,seitan or any beef or chicken style strips

What you do: 

In a pot bring lentils bay leaf and water to a simmer over med heat. Cook for about 25 min then add the bulghur,salt and pepper. Cook for 15-20 min. more stirring frequently until lentils are tender. Add a little water if needed. While the lentils are cooking saute onion and garlic and eggplant or any other option until onions are soft or a little brown and if using eggplant til very soft. I usually need to add a little more oil for eggplant, but you could use water once the onions are sauted well. Add tomato sauce and greens. Heat until greens are wilted and tender and add lentil and bulghur mix when finishe'd cooking. This dish is pretty tasty know matter what you do with it so improvise away.

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4-5
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

So good.  I did have of the ingredients because I was just making it for one, although it turned out to be enough for 4.  Anyway, I ended up using the whole can of tomato sauce b/c I like it tomato-y.  Overall, this is a delicious recipe; a great winter soup!  ;)b

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