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A sesame seed burger bun has been piled with BBQ lentils and a curly piece of bright green lettuce.
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Easy BBQ Lentils

Author - Gena Hamshaw
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 6 servings


  • 1 cup dry, brown or green lentils (200 g)
  • 1 cup date BBQ sauce (or a store-bought or homemade sauce of choice; keep some extra sauce handy in case you need it)


  • Bring a medium pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the lentils. Boil the lentils (like pasta!) for 20-25 minutes, or until they're tender but not mushy. Drain the lentils well, through a sieve. Return them to the pot. 
  • Add the BBQ sauce to the pot. Bring the lentils and sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the lentils for 5 minutes. Taste the lentils and add extra sauce or a little tamari or Bragg's Liquid Aminos for added seasoning, if desired. Store or serve.