Middle Eastern Lentil Dish & Simple Salad

Middle Eastern Lentil Dish and Simple Salad

I absolutely LOVE this recipe, it’s full of goodness and loads of vitamin/minerals. I usually do this one once a week. The simple salad goes so well with the lentil dish.


  • 1 C lentils, washed and soaked overnight
  • Water or bone broth
  • 1 Tbs. Butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3/4 ground beef or lamb
  • 1 tsp. unrefined salt
  • 1 Tbs. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne (optional if you like spicy)
  • 2 carrots, diced


  1. Rinse soaked lentils.
  2. Bring to a boil in fresh water or bone broth 1 1/2 times the amount of lentils. (For every 1 C soaked lentils use 1 1/2 C water or bone broth.)
  3. Once water has boiled, simmer and cover.
  4. In another pan, melt butter and sauté the onions until limp.
  5. Then add the ground beef, cook fully.
  6. Next add the salt, cumin and optional cayenne.
  7. Add this meat mixture and carrots to the lentils when meat is fully cooked.
  8. Add more water to the lentils if needed, the lentils should not be watery but should have a little liquid so it will not burn.
  9. Simmer until lentils are soft and tender, about 30 minutes.

Enjoy warm with a simple salad.


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