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Heart-Y Tomato Sauce

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Category: Sauces, Vegetarian, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Dried lentils
  • 1 1/2 c ;Water
  • 2 Bay leaves; slightly crushed
  • 1 1/4 c Onion; chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove; minced
  • 1 ts Dried oregano
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme
  • 1/2 c Broth (vegetable, chicken
  • -- or beef)
  • 3 c Tomatoes; peeled
  • -- seeded and chopped
  • 1 cn Tomato paste (6 oz.)


Cook lentils with water and bay leaf for about 30 minutes, until lentils
are soft but still hold their shape. Remove bay leaves and drain any excess

Saute onions, garlic and herbs in the broth. Add chopped tomatoes and
tomato paste and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or until sauce has
slightly thickened. Add lentils and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve over

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