I love the color from the beets in this dish! Prepare this as a side dish or on it's own with corn bread or wrapped up in a tortilla.
Braised Lentils With Beets
makes 6-8 servings
1 Tb. coconut oil
1/2 yellow or white onion, diced
1 C. diced carrot
1 C. diced celery
1/2 C. diced raw beets
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 C. dry white wine
3 C. vegetable broth
2 C. lentils, rinsed & drained
sea salt & ground black pepper to taste
1. In a large saute pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and beets, cooking and stirring for 6-8 minutes or until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes longer.
2. Next, add dry white wine and fresh thyme sprigs, cooking for 3-4 minutes. Add in the vegetable stock and lentils.
3. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 40 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove the thyme sprigs and season with salt and pepper.
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