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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The First Family Favorite

Lentils Madras

Original recipe found at FaithfulPlateful She has a TON of yummy things....and additional instructions for slow cooker and stove top directions.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger root (keep in freezer, makes it super easy to grate with peel)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15-oz can tomato sauce 
  • 1 cup lentils, uncooked and rinsed
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • optional for more Indian flavor: 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 can small red beans (I've used kidney, red and black beans..they all are good)For lower salt drain and rinse beans
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Brown Rice
Start your brown rice and cook per bag instructions.Set Instant Pot to Saute setting. Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, and spices until onions are fragrant and starting to get soft. Add tomato sauce, vegetable broth, and lentils to the pot. Set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 20 minutes. Let it quick release. Stir in can of red beans, and serve over rice and top with cilantro, avocado, hot sauce and whatever else you like.

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