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Lentils with Garlic and Smart Ground
Serving Amount: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins.
|1 package (12 oz) Lightlife® Smart Ground® Original|
|2 Tbsp. vegetable oil|
|1 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic|
|1 tsp. ground cumin|
|1 tsp. dried thyme leaves|
|1 container (32 oz) vegetable broth|
|1 cup diced carrots|
|1 cup diced celery|
|1 cup dried lentils (green)|
|1 large bay leaf|
|1/2 tsp. salt|
|1/4 tsp. freshly cracked pepper|
|hearty whole grain bread (optional)|
In Dutch oven place oil; add Smart Ground® Original and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat, breaking into crumbles, until browned (2-3 mins.).
Add cumin and thyme leaves. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients except bread.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, cover and continue cooking for 15-18 mins. or until lentils and vegetables are softened.
Serve with hearty pieces of whole-grain bread, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.