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Honey Baked Lentils

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Honey Baked Lentils
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  • Makes: 7 servings

This sweet and savory entree is packed with fiber, protein, and potassium!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups lentils (uncooked, 1 pound)
  • bay leaf (1 small, optional)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/3 cup honey

Directions

1. Combine rinsed lentils, bay leaf, and 5 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover tightly and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes. Do not drain. After cooking, discard bay leaf.

2. Chop onion. Combine onions, and 1 cup water. Add to lentils and mix.

3. Brown ground beef (if using). Drain and discard fat. Add the meat to the lentil mixture and mix.

4. Pour honey over lentil mixture. Cover tightly and bake it for one hour at 350 degrees.

Notes

Replace 1 cup water with 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon oregano, and 2 cups tomato sauce. Omit the ground beef for a meatless meal that is lower in calories and fat.

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Source:

Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service, Eating Right is Basic
Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup, 1/7 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 313
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 31 mg
Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 14 g
Total Sugars 17 g
Added Sugars included 13 g
Protein 23 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 48 mg
Iron 7 mg
Potassium 779 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 313
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 20 mg
Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 14 g
Total Sugars 17 g
Added Sugars included 13 g
Protein 23 g
Minerals
Calcium 48 mg
Potassium 779 mg
Sodium 31 mg
Copper 503 mcg
Iron 7 mg
Magnesium 74 mg
Phosphorus 381 mg
Selenium 10 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 4 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 3 mcg
Folate 330 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 3 mg
Choline 80 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 cups
Protein Foods
4 1/2 ounces

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