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Sweet & Sour Lentils

What you need: 

2 1/2 cups water + vegetable bullion cube
1 cups lentils
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon basil or oregano
dash nutmeg

What you do: 

1. Heat water with bullion to boiling. Add lentils. Lower heat and simmer 30 minutes.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer another 30 minutes.
Serve with rice.

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Servings: 
4

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was great!  I took a lot of direction from other readers as well.  I added a diced sweet potato and pineapple juice.  I halved the vinegar (ONLY because my hubby is a vinegar hater...the nut).  Served over rice with some cornbread muffins, and everyone in the family loved it.  Thanks!  ;)b

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This was really good!  I added some crushed pineapple and green pepper like everybody else suggested.  The only thing wrong was that 2.5 cups seemed not to be enough liquid, so next time I'll just add a bit more.  Definitely recommended if you like sweet flavor for dinner!

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I used a  bottle of vegan barbecue sauce, and a can of pineapple chunks, and chopped carrots...a thicker sauce, but very, very good.

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This recipe is delicious. I added pineapple, carrot, and some frozen broccoli. To the seasonings I added soy sauce and ketcup. So good.

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I followed the advice of some of the other posters and added a small can of pineapple and carrots to the mix.  Oohhhh boy, was it tasty!  I'm looking forward to the leftovers at lunch tomorrow.

I liked adding the onions directly to the lentils, rather than sauteeing them first- it kept them slightly crunchy. 

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I gave this recipe 4 stars...It wasn't amazing or anything. I put in a can of pineapple along with the juice and a carrot. It needed a little something more though......

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This is so delicious and easy to make. Five stars! I added a tin of pineapple chunks along with the juice and also some red bell pepper. I'll certainly make it again.

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Wonderful!  Took it to a potluck at work and was very nervous, but many omnis praised it and two people asked for the recipe and suggested that I submit it for our company cookbook.

I added pineapple juice and tidbits, carrots, green pepper, and celery, but forgot the bay leaf.  When I mixed in the rice, the flavor wasn't as strong, so I mixed cider vinegar, brown sugar, and a little olive oil to make a dressing and added maybe 1/4 cup of that.  It made a huge difference.  These lentils rock my face off.

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Very good recipe! Easy and tasty!
I subbed in cider vinegar and added in some chopped green pepper.  Will try with pineapple next time.

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