Spicy Lentils
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Spicy Lentils

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This classic favorite gets a bit of sweet and spicy with the addition of jalapeños and sweet potatoes.

10 mins. to Prepare

30 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

40 mins. Total

Servings: 8 to 10 servings, about 1/2 cup per serving

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Step 1 of 7
COMBINE water, lentils and sweet potato in a 3-quart saucepan; bring to a boil.
COVER and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and lentils and sweet potatos are tender (should look like a pilaf).
Step 3 of 7
HEAT oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Step 4 of 7
STIR in tomatoes with juice, evaporated milk and bouillon; cook for 5 minutes.
Step 5 of 7
ADD tomato mixture to lentils and sweet potatoes; cook for a few minutes just to heat through.
Step 6 of 7
REMOVE from heat; stir in jalapeños. Garnish with cilantro.
Replace sweet potato with gold potatoes for flavor variation. Omit jalapeños for a mild taste or a kid friendly version.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8 to 10 servings, about 1/2 cup per serving
Calories from Fat30
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 400mg16%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 6g23%
Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A50%
Vitamin C10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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