Healthy Recipes for Moms

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Barbecue Baked Lentils and Dogs

Ingredients

3 cups water

2 cups dried brown lentils

1 package of turkey or chicken hot dogs, chopped (no nitrites if you can find it)

1 cup diced onion

2/3 cup organic or low-sodium ketchup

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup prepared mustard

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp allspice (optional)

1/3 tsp black pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Combine water and lentils in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain lentils, but reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid. Combine lentils, hot dogs, and diced onion in 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Combine cooking liquid, ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Pour this ketchup mixture over the lentil/dogs mixture, stirring to combine. Bake for 1 hour. 8 servings of 3/4 cup each.

Notes for moms:

1. This is just like having canned baked beans and hot dogs, which would be much easier. But lentils are a nice, healthy change from canned baked beans, plus you can make it lower in sodium than most canned baked beans.

This recipe was modified from Cooking Light 2001.

November 11, 2007 Posted by | Entree-Casserole | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crockpot Pork Barbecue North Carolina Style

Ingredients:

2 cups apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons crushed red pepper

Salt and pepper to taste

1 4-pound boneless pork roast, cut in large chunks

Sandwich buns

Directions: Before planning to make this, beware that the vinegar smell can be pretty potent in the kitchen. In a bowl, mix the vinegar and spices together. Place the meat and vinegar mixture in a crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour and on low for 10 hours. (Or on low for 12 hours.) Shred the pork chunks using two forks. Until the meat is shredded, it will seem as if there is too much liquid. Serve alone or on buns.

October 28, 2007 Posted by | Entree-Crockpot or Stockpot, Pork | , , , | Leave a comment