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Lentil Loaf

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Fusion, International
Servings: 6
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)

Ingredients

  • 8 ozs. Lentils soaked overnight in 4 cups water
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes or 4 medium sized, skinned and sliced
  • 1 carrot coarsely grated
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 sweet peppers finely chopped
  • 1-1½ cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 hot pepper finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 blade chive finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of thyme finely chopped
  • ½ cup grated cheese optional
  • 2 apples peeled and grated

Instructions

  • Cook lentils in some water until soft and water is absorbed. Mash with a fork and beat until smooth.
  • Heat oil in frying pan and fry onion, garlic, tomatoes, carrot, sweet peppers, apples, chive and thyme until soft. Add mixture to lentil together with salt, pepper and bread crumbs.
  • Bind together with egg. (If you wish you can add about ¼ cup of cheese to the mixure). Adjust salt to taste.
  • Press the final mixture in a greased loaf tin. Sprinkle the remainder of the grated cheese on the top.
  • Bake at 375°F for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.