Lentil Loaf

Lentil Loaf
*Batch Cooking Recipe*
Rich and Tasty

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup bulgur wheat
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

Put lentils in a small saucepan with 2 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer until lentils are very tender, about 40 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

Put bulgur in a small saucepan with 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer until bulgur is tender and water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Set aside.

In a medium skillet, combine mushrooms, onion, cider poultry seasoning and salt. Cover and simmer over medium heat until vegetables are very tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Scrape into a bowl and fold in lentils, bulgur, oats, bell pepper and parsley.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat 8- or 9-inch loaf pan with butter. Pack lentil mixture firmly into pan and smooth the top. Bake until edges brown slightly, about 1 hour. Cool in pan 25 minutes, then invert it onto a serving plate. Remove parchment and let the loaf cool a few more minutes. Use a serrated knife to cut the loaf into 1-inch-thick slices.

To freeze leftovers, let the loaf cool to room temperature, cut into serving slices, wrap in foil or freezer-safe plastic wrap and freeze up to 1 month.To reheat, unwrap and microwave, or place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a 275°F oven until heated through, about 45 minutes.

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