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Oven-Braised Lentils

Umbrian lentils are well-suited to absorb the earthy and salty flavors of this dish. Any type of small dried lentil can be substituted.

  • servings: 10

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 4 ounces bacon, cut crosswise into strips
  • 14 ounces (2 cups) dried Umbrian lentils, rinsed and picked over (dibruno.com)
  • 4 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock, plus more if needed to cover
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or medium ovenproof pot over medium heat. Add vegetables and bacon, and cook until onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add lentils, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in stock to cover lentils. Bring to a boil. Cover, and transfer to oven. Braise until tender and thickened, about 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2009

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