BBQ Red Beans & Lentil Stew with Vegan Option
Today I just want to focus on the good stuff. And when I say good, I mean food. See, as you know off season is has started a little early for us. And with that in mind, I’m changing a few things in the Cotter feeding zone. During the season I try to keep a good balance of meals for the kiwi, but I often exclude high-fiber meals during the day in case the he has an intense workout. You all know that would literally backfire ha ha. But since the kiwi is resting and taking it easy for the next 3 to 4 weeks, I can incorporate more fiber rich foods. That means lentils, some red beans, and split peas are back in the picture!
For a while I had to avoid lentils in order for my digestive system to heal. But now that my gut is about 95% healed, we can enjoy them in moderation.
A few days ago I made a huge batch of lentils and decided to mix it up with of a bit gluten-free red pepper chicken sausage. A fiber and protein rich meal that would last a few days. This recipe just happens to be Texas themed. A little barbecue seasoning can go along way here. Some might call it strange but good.Print
For cooking lentils in a crock pot see here.
Note: Feel free to cook the whole bag of lentils and double the recipe if you are serving more than 4 people.
If you prefer just lentils, then try this without the red beans or pinto beans. Both are divine and work great!
Favorite way to eat lentils?