Add brown lentils to saucy mince dishes to bulk them up

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Or for an even cheaper option – dry lentils!

ashtree35

I use a combo of cooked lentils and chopped fine walnuts to replace ground meat on a lot of recipes, no cholesterol and a LOT cheaper with bonus fiber!

ttrockwood

Lentils are great. You can cook down red lentils in herbs and stock and then puree to make a great spread for toast or crackers. Very similar to duxelles.

pissinginnorway

Yes! I make vegan “bolognese” this way with lentils, mushrooms and tomato sauce. Delicious, healthy, and a similar thickened sauce consistency to the real thing.

catmamameows

Same with red kidney beans and butter beans in mince meat dishes and pearl barley in soups ♡

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