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Traditional Spanish Lentils

What you need: 

1 medium onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, mashed
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups dried green lentils
1 medium tomato, diced
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 large potato, diced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
hot sauce, optional, to taste (I use Tabasco)
1-2 links vegan chorizo, optional (I use Soyrizo)

What you do: 

1. In deep pot, sauté onion and garlic in oil until it starts to color.
2. Add remaining ingredients, except hot sauce and chorizo, and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce to a simmer and cook until lentils are done--about 30 minutes.
4. If you like, you can add a little hot sauce. If you use vegan chorizo, take out and cut into rings before serving.
This can of course be made in the crockpot.

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4-6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I just wasn't a fan of this...but I also may have added the wrong kind of hot sauce. I'm als not a big sausage fan. My boyfriend, however, thought it was delightful.

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I'd love to sub butternut squash for the potato.  Any idea whether the cut up squash would cook in 30 minutes or not?

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Where can I get vegan chorizo??

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June 2012. Wow! Super delicious! I really loved the flavor! I am definitely making this again! I have gone on to recommend this recipe to others. Very easy. Very versatile. The "sausage" is a must to round out the dish and make it a main course. Without the "meat" it becomes a great side dish. Try it today! You will love it!

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I love this recipe! I always make it in my crockpot, but I saute the onion and garlic first. I made this for my girlfriend for the first time last week and she absolutely loved it! It is even better as leftovers after it has sat in the refrigerator for a day or two.

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I made this again tonight for supper & I can't say enough how much we love it!  :)>>>
Thanx again yabbit  :)

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I thought this was super tasty. Easy too. I used only 1.5 cups of lentils and heaping measurements for the spices. I'm not usually a fan of mock meats, but the chorizo was really good in this (I used Trader Joe's brand). I pan fried it, and then added to individual portions as desired. My toddler ate two (toddler-sized) portions!

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Omgosh! This was an incredibly simple recipe. The only time consuming part is the chopping and I like to almost double a lot of the veggies just to get that veggie goodness going :) I did use only two cups of veggie broth and 3 more of water. Worked wonderfully for me because I can't have high sodium and soyrizo is high in sodium.
It was delicious to eat right after it was done but it was EVEN BETTER as left-over recreated.

Today I made a giant burrito out of this. I added more onion and a small amount of soyrizo and recooked/heated it with the lentils. Put this with some guacamole in a burrito tortilla and WOWOWOWOW why haven't I had lentil/soyrizo burritos before?! i have no clue.

Delicious. Leaves plenty of leftovers. Freezes well. ;)b

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This is very delicious! Very hearty too!  ;)b

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Made this for dinner today and it was great! I added 1t of smoked spanish paprika for a little more smokiness.

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