Annie’s Colombian Lentils

June 28, 2010

My dear friend Annie is half Colombian, half Italian.  She makes amazing food, and these lentils fit into that category!  They are delicious!  I added in a couple of food storage notes, of course.

1 lb lentils
3 tomatoes (ripe but firm), petite diced (I bet a can of drained petite diced tomatoes would sub well)
1 medium white or yellow onion (or 1/4 c dried, minced onion), minced
3 small potatoes, petite diced
1 1/2 T minced garlic (or about 1/4 -1/2 t garlic powder, or about 1/4 t dried, minced garlic)
1/3 c ketchup or tomato sauce
1 1/2 T chicken bouillon
3 hot dogs
1 1/2 T cornstarch
3 T butter

Sort lentils, remove any foreign objects.  Rinse in a strainer.  Add to pressure cooker and fill with enough water to cover the lentils twice over.  Put on high heat (for stovetop pressure cooker).
Add remaining ingredients except for the hot dogs, cornstarch, and butter.  Cook at high pressure for 8  minutes.  Natural pressure release.  Open, stir, and check for tenderness.  If ready, slice the hot dogs, pan fry for a few minutes, and add to the lentils.  If the lentils are not tender enough, simmer until done.  Brown the butter and add.  Dissolve the cornstarch in a little bit of water and stir in.  When thickened, serve with white rice.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!