Red lentil loaf

4
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g of red lentils
  • 400ml of vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt
  • pepper, and other spices for seasoning

Method

1
Place the lentils and stock in a saucepan and gently simmer until the liquid has been absorbed and the lentils are soft. Strain into a sieve and stand to allow excess liquid to drain
2
Whilst the lentils are cooking fry the vegetables until they are starting to turn golden
3
Place the lentils, cooked vegetables (add any grated root vegetables at this stage) and egg into a bowl and mix. Season well with some herbs, spices and salt and pepper
4
Pour the mixture into a lined and greased 500g loaf tin and bake at GM5 / 190C (fan 180C) for 40 – 50 minutes until risen, golden brown and firm to the touch. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and then turn out
5
Serve sliced, or let it cool and fry to use as a burger