How to make it

  • Pre-cooking lentils:
  • Rinse lentils and put in medium saucepan.
  • Add 1/2 onion, carrot (chop in half), celery (chop in half) and 2 bay leaves.
  • Cover with water (about 1 inch above lentils).
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes, until most of the water is gone.
  • Season with salt & pepper.
  • Turn off heat, remove vegetables and bay leaves, and set aside.
  • Preparing Bolognese:
  • Heat oil in large pot. If using, add pancetta and cook until slightly crispy.
  • Add veggies and garlic and sweat veggies for a few minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, marjoram, stock and red wine.
  • Season with salt & pepper.
  • Cook for about 15-20 minutes, then add lentils and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Sauce should be well-reduced and thick.
  • Add butter and cream if using and stir.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Stir in chopped parsley.

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  • ttaaccoo 5 years ago
    thank you for a lovely sounding endeavor! will save for winterl
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  • takopoly 9 years ago
    Serve it over pasta! It should be really good and thick.

    J, lentils du puy are French green lentils. They look like this:
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  • infiltrators 9 years ago
    Okay, what are puy lentils? This sounds delish...
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Now do you serve this over pasta or do you eat it like a lentil stew? It sounds wonderful either way by the way!
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