ONE POT VEGAN LENTIL DINNER RECIPE
1 package (12 oz) ground beef substitute*
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
32 oz. vegetable broth
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup dried green lentils
1 large bay leaf
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
*Lightlife.com sells vegan plant protein that substitutes for meat.
Pour oil into Dutch oven. Add garlic and sauté until lightly browned. Crumble the beef substitute over the garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned (2-3 minutes).
Add cumin and thyme leaves. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, cover and continue cooking for 15-18 mins. or until lentils and vegetables are soft.
Serve with artisan bread.
Note: cooking time is shorter if you prepare the lentils and vegetables in advance.
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