Lentil Maranara SauceSubmitted by: ANJAYS-JOURNEY
2 tablespoons quality extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
2 medium stalks celery, washed and diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 large can (28 ounces) Italian tomatoes, crushed
1 large can (16 ounces) tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons dried whole basil
1 teaspoon dried whole oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 cup orange lentils
1/4tsp black pepper
2. Add the salt, then the lentils, tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix well, bring just to a boil, lower heat, and continue to cook at a simmer.
3. Add the sugar, herbs, and spices, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.Taste adjusting seasonings, add a little hot water if too thick. Remove the bay leaf. Serve over pasta
Serving Size: 8
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WIIGARDEN-NYMPH.